C. mzymtae is reported from 4 localities in the northeastern Pontic Alps, Turkey; a considerable range extension of this sp,, which was previously believed to be endemic to the western Caucasus. The new material (4 5) is described, and the taxonomic position of the sp. within the genus is discussed. It apparently belongs to the C. boltoni-group (which also includes C. insignis, C. coronatus, etc.), and not to the C. bidentatus-”group”, as is still widely believed. The dichotomy within Cordulegaster is in fact so deep, that it seems unavoidable to remove the bidenlalus-group from that genus and accomodate it closer to Anotogaster.


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H.J. Dumont, & W. Schneider. (1984). On the presence of Cordulegaster mzymtae Barteneff, 1929 in Turkey, with a discussion of its geographic distribution and taxonomic position (Anisoptera: Cordulegastridae). Odonatologica, 13(3), 467–476.