First Record of the Dice Snake, Natrix tessellata (Reptilia: Colubridae) from North-Eastern Romania

Alexandru Strugariu, Tiberiu C. Sahlean, Iulian Gherghel, Paul C. Dincă, Ştefan R. Zamfirescu

Abstract


We present the first record for the dice snake (Natrix tessellata) from north-eastern Romania, based on a field survey conducted in July 2014. The origin of this apparently isolated population, as well as the apparent absence of the species from the Romanian bank of the Prut River are also discussed.

Keywords


Natricinae; distribution; new record; Romanian Moldavia, Prut River

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