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The herpethofauna from the Teuz River hydrographic basin (Arad County, Romania)

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Author(s): S.D. Covaciu-Marcov | I. Sas | A. Kiss | H. Bogdan | A.St. Cicort-Lucaciu

Journal: North-Western Journal of Zoology
ISSN 1584-9074

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 27;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: herpetofauna | Teuz river | Triturus dobrogicus | Rana lessonae | Vipera berus

ABSTRACT
In the Teuz River hydrographic basin from the western part of Romania we encountered 15 species of amphibians (Salamandra salamandra, Triturus vulgaris, Triturus cristatus, Triturus dobrogicus, Triturus alpestris, Bombina bombina, Bombina variegata, Bufo bufo, Bufo viridis, Hyla arborea, Pelobates fuscus, Rana ridibunda, Rana lessonae, Rana dalmatina, Rana temporaria), 8 species of reptiles (Emys orbicularis, Lacerta agilis, Lacerta viridis, Podarcis muralis, Anguis fragilis, Natrix natrix, Coronella austriaca, Vipera berus) and hybrids between Triturus cristatus and Triturus dobrogicus, Bombina bombina and Bombina variegata plus some Rana kl. esculenta. Rana lessonae is signaled for the first time ever in Arad County, the Igneşti area representing hence forth the farthest southern limit of the species’ spreading in the western Romania. Vipera berus comes down to 200 m in altitude in the wetlands from Igneşti. Around the Hills of Mărăuş and Teuz, Triturus alpestris comes down to 200 m as well, reaching in the Craiva – Şiad region the lowest altitude that it has ever been identified at in Romania: 150m.
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