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Ophiogomphus occidentis  (Hagen, 1885)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 101760

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Ophiogomphus californicus Kennedy, 1917
  Common Name(s): Sinuous Snaketail [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassPalaeoptera  – ancient winged insects  
                            OrderOdonata Fabricius, 1793 – libélula, damselflies, dragonflies  
                               SuborderAnisoptera Selys, 1854 – dragonflies, libellules  
                                  FamilyGomphidae  – clubtails, Clubtails  
                                     GenusOphiogomphus Selys, 1854  
                                        SpeciesOphiogomphus occidentis (Hagen, 1885) – Sinuous Snaketail  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: A synonymic list of the New World Odonata - Oct 2004, website (version Oct 2004)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: Maintained by Rosser W. Garrison, at   
  Reference for: Ophiogomphus occidentis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Ophiogomphus occidentis   
  Source: North American Odonata - The Odonata of North America, website (version Sept. 2006)  
  Acquired: 2007   
  Notes: Maintained by the Dragonfly Society of the Americas at   
  Reference for: Ophiogomphus occidentis, Sinuous Snaketail [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Garrison, Rosser W. / Poole, Robert W., and Patricia Gentili, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: Odonata   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Nomina Insecta Nearctica: A Check List of the Insects of North America, vol. 4: Non-Holometabolous Orders   
  Page(s): 551-580   
  Publisher: Entomological Information Services   
  Publication Place: Rockville, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-889002-04-6   
  Reference for: Ophiogomphus occidentis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hagen, H. A.  
  Publication Date: 1885   
  Article/Chapter Title: Monograph of the earlier stages of the Odonata: Sub-families Gomphina and Cordulegastrina   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Transactions of the American Entomological Society, vol. 12, nos. 3-4   
  Page(s): 249-291   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: May be found online at;idno=5077659_171_002   
  Reference for: Ophiogomphus occidentis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Paulson, Dennis R., and Sidney W. Dunkle  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: A Checklist of North American Odonata including English name, etymology, type locality, and distribution   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Occasional Paper no. 56   
  Page(s): 88   
  Publisher: The University of Puget Sound   
  Publication Place: Tacoma, Washington, USA   
  Notes: This is the third printing with revisions. Publication was originally printed on 15 June 1999   
  Reference for: Ophiogomphus occidentis   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Native  
    Continental US, Native  



  Comment: Sometimes dated to 1882, but that work (Nature, vol. 27, no. 686, Dec. 21, 1882, p. 173, a "letter to the editor"), which discusses "the nympha of a new species of Ophiogomphus," does not make any name available, so the name is attributable to the 1885 work. Additionally, although Hagen gives this as "Ophiogomphus occidentis" and uses "nov. sp." (p. 259), he also treats Ophiogomphus as a subgenus of Gomphus (pp. 250 & 257), so the original genus is in fact Gomphus, not Ophiogomphus  



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