A short biography of N.D. dos SANTOS (born; September 14, 1916, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; deceased; March 3, 1989, also in Rio de Janeiro; entomologist and educator, considered the Father of Brazilian Odonatology) is followed by a list of the new odonate taxa he described (4 gen., 49 spp., 1 ssp.) and by his odonatological bibliography (1941-1988; 127 titles). On March 3, 1989 Professor Newton Santos passed away at his home in Rio de Janeiro after an active life deeply devoted to research and teaching.