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Reptiles
27 November 2016

Slow worm (Anguis colchica)

The slow worm is a limbless elongated lizard. It is the only limbless lizard species in Romania and it can be easily mistaken for a snake. In vernacular language, this species is also named Glass snake, due to the fact that it „breakes” (the lizard can separate its...

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Reptiles
4 July 2016

Grass snake (Natrix natrix)

It is one of the most ubiquitous snake species, both in Romania and Europe. [2, 3, 6] [caption id="attachment_999" align="aligncenter" width="554"] The Geographic Range of Natrix natrix in Europe [4][/caption]The species can be encountered all over the Romanian territory, from the sea level to altitudes of 1,100. [2,...

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Amphibians
7 December 2015

Agile frog (Rana dalmatina)

The agile frog is a monotypical species, living in the Mediterranean countries, in the Balkans and in the Central Europe. [3, 4] The most northern populations were mentioned for Sweden and Denmark. [5] [caption id="attachment_914" align="aligncenter" width="547"] The Geographic Range of Rana dalmatina in Europe [5][/caption]In Romania, the...

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Reptiles
27 December 2014

Sand boa (Eryx jaculus)

Eryx jaculus is the only species of boas found in Europe and it is the rarest species of reptile from Romania, being thus the least known. [11] Sand boa can be found in Albania, Macedonia, Greece, on many islands from the Aegean Sea, in Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey....

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