Acisoma attenboroughi

Acisoma attenboroughi, or Attenborough's pintail, is a species of dragonfly. It is a member of the genus Acisoma and was named after the naturalist Sir David Attenborough in honour of his 90th Birthday.[1][2][3]

Acisoma attenboroughi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Acisoma
A. attenboroughi
Binomial name
Acisoma attenboroughi
Mens, Schutte, Stokvis & Dijkstra, 2016

It is found only in Madagascar, but is "very common" there.[1][2]

See also


  1. "Attenborough at 90". 8 May 2016. BBC Television. Retrieved 8 May 2016. Missing or empty |series= (help)
  2. Mens, Lotte P.; Schütte, Kai; Stokvis, Frank R.; Dijkstra, Klaas-Douwe B. (2016). "Six, not two, species of Acisoma pintail dragonfly (Odonata: Libellulidae)". Zootaxa. 4109 (2): 153. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4109.2.3. ISSN 1175-5334.
  3. Dijkstra, Klaas-Douwe B. (2016). "Natural history: Restore our sense of species". Nature. 533 (7602): 172–174. doi:10.1038/533172a. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 27172032.
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