Finds of animals during the spring expedition on the territory of the Right-bank Polissia of Ukraine

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29 August 2022
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The dataset presents the findings of animal species (among them 6 species listed in the Red Book of Ukraine) during the spring field trip and batracho-herpetological studies in the Right-bank Polissya. In particular, the dataset contains modern findings of the natterjack toad - an extremely rare amphibian species, for which there were no reliable findings during 2016-2020. Moreover, the dataset highlights a lot of registration points of amphibians in Polissia region, as this group is relatively poorly studied in this territory.

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Nekrasova O, Marushchak O (2022): Finds of animals during the spring expedition on the territory of the Right-bank Polissia of Ukraine. v1.3. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 02c9ce3a-b048-4fe2-bbe0-645fd9b12191.  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; Polissia; Amphibia; Reptilia; Epidalea calamita; findings; Occurrence


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

Geographic Coverage

The dataset highlights findings of fauna representatives from Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Rivne and Volyn regions of Ukraine.

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.153, 23.544], North East [51.951, 32.135]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset consists of fauna representatives (mainly amphibians and birds).

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata, Arthropoda
Class Mammalia, Aves, Amphibia, Reptilia, Branchiopoda, Actinopterygii

Sampling Methods

Animals were registered by visual identification; registration of specific acoustic signals emitted by animals during the mating season; spotting anroad kills; actual capture of animals with a net (cell diameter d = 1 cm). Studies of amphibians occurred during the breeding season, when the presence of most species can be confirmed by acoustic signals from males, or by the presence of spawn/tadpoles of species that have already completed spawning.

Study Extent The dataset consists of registrations of animals (Amphibians, Mammals, Reptiles, Actinopterygyy, Branchiopoda, Aves) during spring time at day temperatures ranging from +8 - +18 C, when most species demonstrate active phase of mating period: vocalizing, migrating, agregating in spawning places, building nests etc.
Quality Control The author(s) are fully responsible for the accuracy and quality of the data provided within the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. 1. Spotting of animals killed on the road.
  2. 2. Registration of acoustic signals from males in different water bodies.
  3. 3. Actual capture of animals with a net.
  4. 4. Visual registration.
  5. 5. Mapping of registration points in offline software for smartphone - MAPS.ME.
  6. 6. Checking of coordinates and georeferencing information using Google Earth Pro.

Additional Metadata

The dataset was created thanks to the support of Biodiversity Protection Fund of Ukraine and Kyiv Zoo.

Alternative Identifiers 02c9ce3a-b048-4fe2-bbe0-645fd9b12191