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Digitization of Species of Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies) of Southern, Nigeria

Latest version published by University of Lagos on Jan 31, 2019 University of Lagos

The presence of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) is taken as an indication of good ecosystem quality. Information on the diversity of Odonata across countries such as East Africa, South Africa, Zambia, America, United Kingdom, and India has been well documented. There is little documentation on Odonates in Nigeria and none in GBIF IPT. This study is part of research on diversity of Nigerian Odonates. It was funded by GBIF (BID-AF2017-0311) and University of Lagos, Nigeria (CRC 2016/21). It involved the Digitization and Mobilization of Odonata of Southern Nigeria, and molecular characterization, DNA barcoding and banking of Odonata of South western Nigeria. So far over 6000 collections have been made comprising of over 190 species. Collections from University of Lagos, Lagos State Nigeria comprised preserved specimens from Okomu forest in Edo State, Eruwa and Lalete towns in Oyo State, Lufasi Park, Omu resorts, University of Lagos, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Ajah and Victoria Garden City (VGC). It comprised a total of 3061 collections made up of 80 species from 5 families, Libellulidae (79%), Coenagrionidae (19%), Gomphidae (< 1%), Calopterygidae (2%), and Aesnidae (< 1%) Chlorocyphidae (< 1%)

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 3,163 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Kemabonta K (2018): Digitization of Species of Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies) of Southern, Nigeria. v1.5. University of Lagos. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=nigerianodonata&v=1.5

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Lagos. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f1e99a55-3278-4279-bf54-68e8b84dfc1c.  University of Lagos publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.

Keywords

Occurrence; Odonata; Digitization; Biomonitors; Abundance; Specimen; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kehinde Kemabonta
Associate Professor
University of Lagos Akoka +234 Lagos Lagos NG 8022235317

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Tope Onuminya
Senior Lecturer
University of Lagos Akoka +2348029180930 Lagos Lagos NG +2347030241452

Who filled in the metadata:

Kehinde Kemabonta
Researcher
University of Lagos Akoka Lagos +234 Lagos Lagos NG +2348022235317

Who else was associated with the resource:

Metadata Provider
Kehinde Kemabonta
Associate Professor
University Of Lagos Akoka Lagos Lagos NG
Metadata Provider
Tope Onuminya
Senior Lecturer
University of Lagos Akoka +2348029180930 Lagos Lagos NG +2347030241452
Metadata Provider
Slyvester Ogbogu
Professor
Obafemi Awolowo University Department of Zoology +234 Ile Ife Osun NG

Geographic Coverage

The area covered so far in southern Nigeria include Lagos in lagos State, Okomu Forest in Edo State, Lalete, and Eruwa towns in Osun State. Lagos areas include LUFASI parks and Omu resort

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.61, 3.428], North East [7.341, 4.966]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2005-01-01 / 2018-09-19

Project Data

Dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) are used as biomonitors of health and quality of water. This result is from funding by GBIF (BID-AF2017-0311) and University of Lagos, Nigeria(CRC 2014/21) that involves the Digitization and Mobilization of Odonata in Southern Nigeria and molecular characterization, DNA barcoding and banking of Odonata of South western Nigeria. So far, 3105 individuals from University of Lagos, Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State and Okomu forest in Edo State, Nigeria have been digitized. There are 108 species, with Chalcostephia flavefrons, Ceriagrion glabrum, Palpopleura lucia, Acisoma panorpoides and Pantala flavescens having 16, 11, 10, 8 and 7% respectively of the population. Six Families represented include Libellulidae(79%), Coenagrionidae (17%), Calopterygidae (2.4%) Aeshnidae (0.4%), Chlorocyphidae(0.6%), Platycnemididae (0.1%. Species having only one individual include Chlorocypha rubida,Chlorocypha frigida, Anax speratus, Ceriagrion citrinum and Umma longistigma.

Title Digitization of Species of Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies) of Southern, Nigeria
Identifier BID-AF2017-0311-SMA
Funding Funding is by GBIF (BID)

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Kehinde Kemabonta
Processor
Sylvester Ogbogu
Processor
Williams Adu
Content Provider
Tope Onuminya

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers f1e99a55-3278-4279-bf54-68e8b84dfc1c
http://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=nigerianodonata