In this study, we present a new occurrence core of reptile species distributed in Odesa Oblast (province; south-west Ukraine). We collected 200 records (2012–2022) for 12 species.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 200 records.
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Oskyrko O, Lysenko R, Obikhod D, Yakovliev M, Haidash O (2023). Reptiles in south-west Ukraine. Version 1.1. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=reptiles_odesa&v=1.1
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Odesa Oblast, Ukraine
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [45.19, 27.817], North East [48.261, 31.388]|
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|Title||Setting conservation priorities for reptiles and their habitats in the Ukrainian Bessarabia|
|Funding||Rufford Small Grants Foundation|
|Study Area Description||Odesa oblast (region), Ukraine|
The personnel involved in the project:
We collected all species of the class Reptilia in the Odesa Oblast (south-west Ukraine). A herpetological field survey conducted across the whole area was carried out during 2014–2022 (every expedition was around 3–7 days and 3–5 people) from April to September. Field works were conducted throughout the day (8–10 hours of active field work) whenever weather conditions were seemingly optimal for surveying as many species as possible. Field surveys were primarily based on different selected transects of various lengths or by targeted species searches, covering all types of habitats. We employed the line transect method, recorded and identified all reptiles found roughly 5 m on both sides of the pathway. We collected data with dipnetting, netting, trawling of water bodies, stone-flipping and other refugia searches, and visual searching. Observations were documented with digital photographs of individuals when possible and surrounding habitats. Captured animals were released at the capture site. We recorded coordinates and altitude for all observations using hand-held GPS.
|Study Extent||Odesa Oblast, Ukraine|
|Quality Control||Species identification was based on Arnold & Ovenden (2002) and followed the taxonomy of Speybroeck et al. (2020).|
Method step description:
- Field surveys (expedition around 3–7 days)
- Collected data (transect method)
- Documented observations (photographs of individuals and recorded coordinates and altitude)
- Release animals at the capture sites
- Arnold, N. & Ovenden, D.W. (2002) Reptiles and Amphibians of Europe. Collins, London, UK.
- Speybroeck, J., Beukema, W., Dufresnes, C., Fritz, U., Jablonski, D., Lymberakis, P. et al. (2020) Species list of the European herpetofauna – 2020 update by the Taxonomic Committee of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica. Amphibia-Reptilia, 41, 139–189.
- Oskyrko O., Lysenko R., Obikhod D., Yakovliev M., Haidash O. (2023). Reptiles and their conservation in south-west Ukraine. Oryx, (accepted).