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Latest version published by University of Lagos on Feb 13, 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. This study is part of ongoing 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 7000 collections have been made comprising of over 200 species from Nigeria. Odonate collections from journal publications in Nigeria so far are from University of Ife, Federal University of Technology Akure University of Port Harcourt and University of Lagos. This will be updated regularly.

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 410 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
  • Reference 

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


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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: 412ae32d-4dab-4184-98d7-55de50f90d92.  University of Lagos publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.


Other; Published journals


Who created the resource:

Babasola Adu
Senior Lecturer
Federal University of Technology Department of Biology +234 Akure Ondo State NG 8034313457

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kehinde Kemabonta
Associate Professor
University of Lagos Department Of Zoology +234 Lagos Lagos NG

Who filled in the metadata:

Kehinde Kemabonta
Associate Professor
University of Lagos Department of Zoology +234 Lagos Lagos NG 8022235317

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Kehinde Kemabonta
Associate Professor
University of Lagos Department Of Zoology +234 Lagos Lagos NG 8022235317

Taxonomic Coverage

Order Odonata

Order  Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-02-03 / 2018-09-19

Project Data

No Description available

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

The personnel involved in the project:

Metadata Provider
Babasola Adu

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers