Ecotopical preferences of caudata amphibians of the genus Triturus (Rafinesque, 1815) in Chornohora massif (the Ukrainian Carpathians)

. Havrylyuk

Institute of Ecology of the Carpathians of NAS of Ukraine
4, Kozelnytska St., Lviv 79026, Ukraine
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The ecological parameters of water pools such as type, origin, area, depths, turbidity, , availability of water vegetation, and presence of amphibian species have been analyzed. It gives the possibility to find out their similarity and differences as well as their importance for the newt. It is established that Carpathian newt and Alpine newt demonstrate almost the same ecotopical preferences.


Keywords: amphibians, newts, ecology, water pools, Chornohora


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