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Notes on distribution and current status of herpetofauna

Domenii publicaţii > Biologie + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: Tibor Sos

Editorial: Sas I., Covaciu-Marcov, S-D., University of Oradea Publishing House, North-Western Journal of Zoology, 3, p.34-52, 2007.


In the northern area of Braşov County, the herpetofauna appears to be characteristic for a hilly and low-mountain zone and includes the following species: Salamandra salamandra, Triturus cristatus, Lissotriton vulgaris, Bombina variegata, Pelobates fuscus, Bufo bufo, Pseudepidalea viridis, Hyla arborea, Pelophylax ridibundus, Pelophylax kl. esculentus, Rana dalmatina, Rana temporaria, Rana arvalis, Emys orbicularis, Lacerta agilis, Lacerta viridis, Podarcis muralis, Anguis fragilis colchicus, Coronella austriaca and Natrix natrix. The presence of other three species (Zootoca vivipara, Zamenis longissimus and Vipera berus) in this area is also listed in the scientific literature. The status of amphibians and reptiles in the vicinity of human localities is vulnerable and uncertain, being threatened by intensive agricultural and mining activity, overgrazing, deforestation, waste deposition and aggressive human behavior. The further existence of several small populations of R. arvalis, P. muralis and L. viridis is unstable.
Undisturbed habitats still exist near the Olt River and in central part of the Northern Perşani Mountains. The next steps concerning active protection of herpetofauna would be delimitation and protection of habitats, excavation of new breeding sites for amphibian populations and starting herpetological education in this area.

Cuvinte cheie: herpetofauna,Braşov,distribuţie,statut curent // herpetofauna,northern area of Braşov County,distribution,current status