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Oman is largely a desert country with a mainly arid climate.Â 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).Â Highlights are photographed Orthetrum ransonnetii, Macrodiplax cora (ovipositing in tandem) and Urothemis thomasi.Â Of the 44 species for Oman, 36 have been recorded in northern and central Oman (eight zygopteran and 28 anisopteran species).Â All are Least Concern except Arabineura khalidi and Urothemis thomasi, both Endangered, and Paragomphus sinaiticus, Near Threatened.
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