On the Southern Distribution Limit of Siberian Frog (Rana amurensis) in Mongolia

S. L. Kuzmin


In 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012, amphibians were monitored in the valley of the Tuul River and adjacent areas of Central Mongolia. The southern range margin of the Siberian Frog (Rana amurensis) is corresponded to the southern part of the Tuul River valley, mainly its right bank. The south-westernmost population was found on this riverbank between the ruins of Tuulyn Gungiin Khuree Monastery and Undurshireet Settlement (47°16’7.32’’ N 105°31’23.04’’ E). Factors limiting southern range margin of R. amurensis are discussed briefly.


Siberian Frog; Rana amurensis; distribution; range margin; Mongolia; limiting factors; habitats

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2013-20-3-193-196


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