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Contribution to knowledge of the distribution of herpetofauna in Tarcău Mountains (Romania)

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Author(s): Daniel Ghiurcă | Iulian Gherghel | George Roşu

Journal: Advances in Environmental Sciences
ISSN 2066-7620

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 73;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: amphibians | reptiles | spreading area | new records

ABSTRACT
In the researched area we identified 12 amphibian species: Salamandra salamndra, Lissotritonvulgaris, Triturus cristatus, Mesotriton alpestris, Lissotriton montandoni, Bombina variegata, Bufo bufo,Bufo viridis, Hyla arborea, Pelophylax ridibundus, Rana dalmatina and Rana temporaria and 9 reptilespecies: Lacerta agilis, Lacerta viridis, Zootoca vivipara, Podarcis muralis, Anguis fragilis, Natrix natrix,Zamenis longissimus, Coronella austriaca and Vipera berus. Within the region we identified speciesquoted (Cogălniceanu et al. 2000, Ghiurcă et al. 2005, Gherghel et al. 2008, Iftime et al. 2008) to havethe lowest altitudinal limit of their spreading area at much higher altitudes. Most of the amphibian andreptilian species are not endangered in the researched area.
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