Comments on “The Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Kerala – Status and Distribution”

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A. Vivek Chandran
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2149-2502
K. Muhamed Sherif
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3446-8336

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This is a rejoinder to the article “The Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Kerala – Status and Distribution”. In the said paper, certain species are of doubtful occurrence in Kerala and the Western Ghats. First reports of certain species which were available in open-access biodiversity portals and published articles in peer-reviewed journals were ignored. Additions to the checklists have been made without conducting taxonomic investigations, or in one case, even presenting a photograph. These shortcomings will lead to confusion and misunderstanding among odonatologists and naturalists in the region.

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