Czech herps


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Beside our main interest in rather large-scale biogeography and phylogeography of the Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and Mediterranean, we also conduct a research on the Central European (mainly Czech and Slovak) reptiles and amphibians. In collaboration with the team from the Comenius University in Bratislava and National Museum in Prague we study population genetics and morphological variation in the contact zone of two slow-worm species (Anguis fragilis and A. colchica). We also found a unique paedomorphic population of the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) in Central Bohemia, Czech Republic:

 

Gvoždík V., Javůrková V., Kopecký O., 2013: First evidence of a paedomorphic population of the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) in the Czech Republic. Acta Herpetologica 8 (1): 53–acta_herpetologica57



Photo gallery …to be completed

Amphibians

Salamandridae

Salamandra salamandra

Lissotriton vulgaris

Lissotriton montandoni

Lissotriton helveticus

Ichthyosaura alpestris

Triturus cristatus

Triturus dorogicus

Triturus carnifex

 

Bombinatoridae

Bombina bombina

Bombina variegata

Pelobatidae

Pelobates fuscus

 

Hylidae

Hyla arborea

 

Bufonidae

Bufo bufo

Bufotes viridis

Epidalea calamita

 

Ranidae

Rana temporaria

Rana dalmatina

Rana arvalis

Pelophylax ridibundus

Pelophylax lessonae

Pelophylax kl. esculentus

 

Reptiles – check out the book Fauna ČR – Reptiliaobalka-plazi-def4.indd

Lacertidae

Lacerta agilis

Lacerta viridis

Zootoca vivipara

Podarcis muralis

 

Anguidae

Anguis fragilis

Anguis colchica

 

Colubridae – Colubrinae

Coronella austriaca

Zamenis longissimus

 

Colubridae – Natricinae

Natrix natrix

Natrix tessellata

 

Viperidae

Vipera berus

 

Emydidae

Emys orbicularis

 

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Václav Gvoždík, Research on the Evolutionary biology of amphibians & reptiles | Last updated July 2017