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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Pseudocorduliidae
Genus: Pseudocordulia
Tillyard, 1909[1]
Pseudocordulia distribution map.svg

Pseudocordulia is a small genus of dragonflies belonging to the family Pseudocorduliidae.[2] They are medium-sized, bronze-black dragonflies with clear wings, endemic to tropical north-eastern Australia.[3]


The genus Pseudocordulia includes the following two species:[4]

Note about family[edit]

There are differing views as to the family that Pseudocordulia best belongs to:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tillyard, R.J. (1909). "On some remarkable Australian Corduliinae, with descriptions of new species". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 33 (1908): 737–751 [742] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  2. ^ a b "Genus Pseudocordulia Tillyard, 1909". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  3. ^ Theischinger, Günther; Hawking, John (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p. 222. ISBN 978 0 64309 073 6.
  4. ^ a b Schorr, Martin; Paulson, Dennis. "World Odonata List". Slater Museum of Natural History. University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 30 March 2017.