Genera in the family CORDULEGASTRIDAE

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The family CORDULEGASTRIDAE ( 4 genera)
CORDULEGASTRIDAE:
Tillyard 1917
Diagnosis:
Differs from Chlorogomphidae in wings always hyaline, in female very large pseudo-ovipositor, secondarily-derived from vulvar scale (generally extending appreciably beyond tip of abdomen), male tibiae without keels.
Type species:
Libellula boltonii Donovan 1807
Comments:
larvae occur in fine gravel and coarse sand in flowing waters of streams and rivers. Ovipositor used to plunge eggs into coarse sand beds.
Commentary:
variously interpreted as sister group to the Chlorogomphidae (or with Chlorogomphinae interpreted as a subfamily) as a Family including subfamilies Chlorogomphinae and Cordulegasterinae.
GenusNo of SpeciesAuthorReference linkRemarks
Anotogaster13Selys 1854Selys 1854a. 
Cordulegaster25Leach 1815Leach 1815b. 
Neallogaster6Cowley 1934Cowley 1934c. 
Sinorogomphus1Carle 1995Carle 1995a.