Some records of flora and fauna made in Mykolaiv and adjacent regions during the first 3 decades of XXI century

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The dataset presents 520 records of biodiversity (animals, plants and fungi) made by Dr. Oksana Nekrasova during her field expeditions conducted on the territory of Mykolaiv administrative region of Ukraine as well as several adjacent territories of Odesa, Kirovohrad and Kherson regions. The expeditions took place in the first 3 decades of the XXI century. The dataset includes records of both common and rare species of flora and fauna that are not included in other datasets authored or co-authored by O. Nekrasova. Since military actions took place on some parts of the region and great part of it had restricted access for local inhabitants (some of them were in different ways affected by the war) the collecting and publishing of records of flora and fauna made before the full-scale Russian invasion will contribute to post-war assessment of the war's impact on biodiversity and natural complexes of the region.

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Nekrasova O (2023). Some records of flora and fauna made in Mykolaiv and adjacent regions during the first 3 decades of XXI century. Version 1.1. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Occurrence dataset.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 705b7700-95d2-4822-bc14-7b5643dcd3fd.  Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Occurrence; Ukraine; biodiversity; fauna; animals; flora; fungi; rare species; Mykolaiv region; steppe zone of Ukraine; Observation


Oksana Nekrasova
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
leading researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Custodian Steward
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The dataset shows records made within the territory of Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kirovohrad and Kherson administrative regions of Ukraine.

Bounding Coordinates South West [45.159, 28.169], North East [49.246, 35.09]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset consists of records of animals (birds, fish, reptiles, mammals, molluscs, crustaceans and insects), plants and 1 species of fungi.

Kingdom Animalia, Plantae, Fungi
Phylum Chordata, Arthropoda, Tracheophyta, Mollusca, Ascomycota
Class Arachnida, Aves, Mammalia, Insecta, Gastropoda, Liliopsida, Gnetopsida, Pezizomycetes, Magnoliopsida, Malacostraca, Squamata, Testudines, Polypodiopsida
Order Polypodiales, Pezizales, Decapoda, Erinaceomorpha, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Asparagales, Mantodea, Odonata, Neuroptera, Orthoptera, Ranunculales, Saxifragales, Araneae, Accipitriformes, Anseriformes, Charadriiformes, Coraciiformes, Ephedrales, Falconiformes, Galliformes, Gruiformes, Pelecaniformes, Stylommatophora, Passeriformes, Podicipediformes

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2008/2023

Project Data

The project was implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic as part of the Transition Promotion Program" The research were sponsored by Mykolayiv Regional Council project "Inventory of ancient parks and trees of the Mykolayiv region" (2020-2021) and data prepation by the NCN scholarship programme for Ukrainian students and young researchers ( 2021/01/4/NZ9/00078) in collaboration with University of Warsaw.

Title Natural potential in community plans of the post-war Mykolaiv region
Funding Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ukraine

The personnel involved in the project:

Olexiy Vasyliuk
  • Point Of Contact

Sampling Methods

Animals were registered during the peaks of activity (mainly from 7 am to 11 pm). Catching of reptiles was performed using a net, a hook or by hand. Photo-documenting was made with the help of Canon photo-camera. Some specimens were photographed from the distance enough to catch the key distinguishing features of the animal on camera, without capturing. For georeferencing of the records, the points of herpetofauna registrations were collected (with the indication of latitude 00.00000 N and longitude 00.00000 E) using the field off-line orientation program Ozi Explorer and Google Earth Pro (Earth version 7.3.3). Visualization of records and creation of maps was carried out in the QGIS program (v.2.181, QGIS Development Team, 2016. QGIS Geographic Information System. Open Source Geospatial Foundation. URL The species identification was carried out using methodological materials (Bannikov and Darevsky, 1977). No special permits were needed for recording of the species mentioned in the dataset. The photos of all animals were uploaded to iNaturalist platform choosing "Restricted Access" for each observation in order to avoide duplicating of records with the iNaturalist dataset on GBIF. After the observations were identified by other experts to the level of species, they were inclued in the dataset. The author express sincere gratitude to all people, who helped with the species identification.

Study Extent The dataset represents records of animals, plants and fungi, made by Dr. Oksana Nekrasova during here field expeditions conducted on the territory of Mykolaiv and adjacent regions in the period from 2008 to 2023. The records in this dataset were not published before and were made by the author with subsequent identification with the help of other experts.
Quality Control All records and species identifications of herpetofauna were made by the author as a herpetologist with more than 30 years of experience of field studies of amphibians and reptiles. Other organisms were uploaded to the iNaturalist portal and were identified to the level of species by narrow specialists with an expert level of knowledge. Only those species, identified and confirmed by relevant specialists were included in the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. Conducting of field trips.
  2. Photo- and video-documenting of animals, plants and fungi.
  3. Species identification in those cases, when it can be done undoubtedly.
  4. Uploading of the photos and videos to the iNaturalist profile for further identification of species with the help of other zoologists.
  5. Georeferencing.
  6. Organizing of the dataset according to Darwin Core standards.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 705b7700-95d2-4822-bc14-7b5643dcd3fd