The First Record of Tesselated Snake, Natrix tesselata Laurenti, 1768 in the Central Chernozem Territory of Russia and Some Other Results of the Herpetological Research in the Upper Don

Georgy A. Lada, V. Y. Nedosekin

Abstract


A small isolated population of tesselated snake, Natrix tesselata was found in the Upper Don (Lipetsk Region, Russia). It is the first record of this species in the Central Chernozem Territory of Russia, which is separated from the northern border of the main range by the distance of about 200 km. An isolated population of common frog, Rana temporaria and phenetically peculiar population of fire-bellied toad, Bombina bombina are found here too. Faunistic aspect of new herpetological records is discussed.


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Amphibia, Reptilia, Central Chernozem Territory, Russia, new records, faunology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2019-4-%25s-192-194

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