New Data on Amphibians and Reptiles Distribution in the Russian Far East

E. V. Adnagulov, I. G. Tarasov, V. V. Gorobeiko


The data on new findings of amphibians and reptiles in the Khabarovsk Territory, Amurskaya Region, and Evreiskaya Autonomous Region, obtained from 1990 to 1998 are reported. The information about records of Bufo gargarizans (Anura, Bufonidae) and Hyla japonica (Anura, Hylidae) on the limit of their distribution is included. The findings of Amphiesma vibakari and Elaphe rufodorsata (both Serpentes, Colubridae) are the first records of those reptiles in the Evreiskaya Autonomous Region and new for Middle Amur area. As for E. rufodorsata it is an extreme north-west location of the species in the Russian Far East. All the data of 248 locations are mapped.


Amphibians; Reptiles; distribution; Khabarovsk kray; Amurskaya oblast’; Evreiskaya autonomous oblast’

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