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Amphibians
18 February 2016

European common frog (Rana temporaria)

It is the most common amphibian species in Europe [4]. It is encountered from the Pyrenees of Spain to the Eastern border of Europe and...

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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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Amphibians
7 April 2015

European green toad (Bufo viridis)

The scientific name of this toad has been under debate for a long time [12; 15; 17] and it is not yet established. The proposal...

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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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Reptiles
18 October 2014

Smooth snake (Coronella austriaca)

The smooth snake is a species widely distributed in Europe and also in Romania, it can be found from the sea level up to an...

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Reptiles
16 September 2014

Caspian Whip Snake (Dolichophis caspius)

Dolichophis caspius is the fastest and the most aggressive snake in Romania. Its bite can only be painful as it isn’t a venomous snake. Dolichophis...

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Reptiles
6 May 2014

Aesculapian snake (Zamenis longissimus)

You have often seen the Aesculapian snake wrapped around a bowl representing the symbol of most pharmacies or pharmaceutical products. There are some legends in...

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Amphibians
20 April 2014

Eastern spadefoot toad (Pelobates syriacus)

The Pelobates genus is an ancient group of digger toads which includes four species: Pelobates varaldii (found in western Africa), Pelobates cultripes (found in western...

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Reptiles
10 April 2014

Blotched snake (Elaphe sauromates)

Elaphe sauromates was initially called Elaphe quatuorlineata sauromates – the fourlined snake. Presently this taxon was raised to the rank of species [9; 11; 14]....

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Amphibians
16 March 2014

Common spadefoot toad (Pelobates fuscus)

The Genus Pelobates is an archaic group of spadefoot toads wich includes four species: Pelobates varaldii (west-african distribution), Pelobates cultripes (west-european distribution), Pelobates fuscus (central-eastern...

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