<B>The Odonata (Insecta) of northern and central Oman</B>

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Elaine M. Cowan
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2960-0811
Peter J. Cowan
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7750-8070

Abstract

Oman is largely a desert country with a mainly arid climate.  We summarise published records of Odonata (Insecta) for northern and central Oman, present our photographic records of the same there for 50 sites and give an apparent-status statement for most species (the more afrotropical Dhofar governorate is excluded).  Highlights are photographed Orthetrum ransonnetii, Macrodiplax cora (ovipositing in tandem) and Urothemis thomasi.  Of the 44 species for Oman, 36 have been recorded in northern and central Oman (eight zygopteran and 28 anisopteran species).  All are Least Concern except Arabineura khalidi and Urothemis thomasi, both Endangered, and Paragomphus sinaiticus, Near Threatened.

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Cowan, E.M. and Cowan, P.J. 2017. <B>The Odonata (Insecta) of northern and central Oman</B>. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 10 (Oct. 2017), 10776–10791. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3230.9.10.10776-10791.
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Author Biographies

Elaine M. Cowan, School of Education, University of Aberdeen, AB24 3FX, Scotland, UK

Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Education

Peter J. Cowan, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, University of Nizwa, Birkat Al Mawz, Sultanate of Oman

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry

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