Amphibians of the Vysočina Region
As a part of the Vysočina Region Biodiversity project, we process the occurrence and spread of two representatives of rare and endangered amphibians (Amphibia) - Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra) and Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) - in the Vysočina Region. Part of the outcome will be a comprehensive list of literature dealing with the spread of these species at the concerned area; the maps of their current, eventually historical, spread will be prepared. List of most important localities of the Vysočina Region will be made and the localities not protected yet will be proposed for protection. The project will include verification and complementation of their current spread by field survey, excerpt of historical as well as present literature available and cooperation with other experts. As a partial outcome, there will be a commented list of all species of amphibians found in the Vysočina Region. Popularising handout will be issued within the project, informing about the amphibians of the Vysočina Region.
Guarantee: Mgr. Jaromír Maštera (realised in cooperation with the organisation “Wetlands – conservation and management”: Mgr. Jaromír Maštera, Mgr. Jan Dvořák, and other experts: Mgr. Pavlína Peřinková).
Within the framework of the project "Vysočina Region Biodiversity", the occurrence and spread of two representatives of rare and endangered amphibians (Amphibia) - Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra) and Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) was studied. Fire salamander was confirmed on 11 of the 52 sites surveyed and Great crested Newt was confirmed only on the one site of the 19 surveyed. There are 15 species of amphibians in the Vysočina Region out of a total of 21 species occurring in the Czech Republic.
List of amphibians (Amphibia) of the Vysočina Region
Třída: Obojživelníci (Amphibia)
Řád: Mloci (Salamandroidea)
Čeleď: Mlokovití (Salamandridae)
- čolek horský (Ichthyosaura alpestris)
- čolek obecný (Lissotriton vulgaris)
- čolek velký (Triturus cristatus)
- mlok skvrnitý (Salamandra salamandra)