male dragon fly, dragon flies

Formerly, the Anisoptera were given suborder rank beside the "ancient dragonflies" (Anisozygoptera) which were believed to contain the two living species of the genus Epiophlebia and numerous fossil ones. More recently it turned out that that the "anisozygopterans" form a paraphyletic assemblage of morphologically primitive relatives of the Anisoptera. Thus, the Anisoptera (true dragonflies) are reduced to an infraorder in the new suborder Epiprocta (dragonflies in general). The artificial grouping Anisozygoptera is disbanded, its members being largely recognized as extinct offshoots at various stages of dragonfly evolution. The two living species formerly placed there - the Asian relict dragonflies - form the infraorder Epiophlebioptera alongside the Anisoptera.

Direction Walk 0.06 km or 1 mins south east from last photo
Location Murchison Falls, East Africa, Uganda, Africa
Info F 9.0 1/60 ISO 200 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Country Uganda State East Africa
City Murchison Falls Weather Cloudy, Rain
Continent Africa Day Murchison Falls
Activity Game drive Tour GAP (Great Adventure People)
Date 2007:09:25 17:05:33 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 1745
Height 1309 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 300.0 mm Exposure 1/60
F Number 9.0 ISO 200
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 538.63 m
Latitude 2.24773888888889 Longitude 31.5826638888889
Altitude 72.19524406 m File Size 1118 kB
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