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Austrocordulia refracta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Austrocorduliidae
Genus: Austrocordulia
Tillyard, 1909
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Austrocordulia is a genus of dragonfly in the family Austrocorduliidae, endemic to northern and eastern Australia. Species of Austrocordulia are medium-sized, dark-coloured dragonflies, either brown or black with yellow markings.


The genus includes the following species:

Note about family

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

  • It is considered to be part of the Austrocorduliidae family at the Australian Faunal Directory
  • It is considered to be part of the Synthemistidae family in the World Odonata List at the Slater Museum of Natural History
  • It is considered to be part of the Corduliidae family at Wikispecies
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