A new species of Platylestes Selys (Odonata: Zygoptera: Lestidae) from the coastal area of Kannur District, Kerala, India

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K.G. Emiliyamma
Muhamed Jafer Palot
C. Charesh
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3497-4252

Abstract

The genus Platylestes Selys, 1862 is known from India, by only one species, P. platystylus from eastern India, West Bengal, and recently from Kerala.  Here, we describe a new species Platylestes kirani from the coastal tracts of the northern part of Kerala, southern India.  The new species differs from all other known species of the genus by its unique coloration, distinct marking on synthorax, and the shape of anal appendages.


 

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K.G. Emiliyamma, Palot, M.J. and C. Charesh 2020. A new species of Platylestes Selys (Odonata: Zygoptera: Lestidae) from the coastal area of Kannur District, Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 13 (Sep. 2020), 16854–16860. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5209.12.13.16854-16860.
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