Some records of animals in Ukraine

Latest version published by Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) on Jun 10, 2023 Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO)
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10 June 2023
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The dataset contains information on the registration of 326 species of animals in Ukraine, which belong to 3 types, 10 classes, 45 orders, and 113 families. The main part of the observations concerns Vinnytsia and Chernivtsi regions, registrations of individual species in Ivano-Frankivsk, Kherson, Khmelnytskyi, Luhansk, Odesa, Ternopil, Zakarpattia regions and Autonomous Republic of Crimea are also given. The collection of information was carried out both inside and outside territories of nature conservation fund of Ukraine.

Data Records

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 2,105 records.

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Smirnov N (2023): Some records of animals in Ukraine. v1.0. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence.


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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 725ba6ca-e7e0-4827-9296-14e3bc4a4e86.  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; biodiversity; Ukraine; animals; fauna; diversity; records; Ukraine; Observation


Nazar Smirnov
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Chernivtsi Regional Museum
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Programmer
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The dataset covers the territory of Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kherson, Khmel'nytsk, Luhansk, Odesa, Ternopil, Vinnytsia and Zakarpattia regons (oblasts) of Ukraine.

Bounding Coordinates South West [44.34, 22.061], North East [52.429, 40.166]

Taxonomic Coverage

The species presented in the dataset corresponds the following taxonomic statuses: Animalia - Arthropoda, Mollusca, Chordata.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda, Mollusca, Chordata
Class Insecta, Arachnida, Gastropoda, Malacostraca, Bivalvia, Mammalia, Aves, Actinopterygii, Chilopoda, Branchiopoda

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1997-01-05 / 2010-12-15

Sampling Methods

The main part of the data will be collected during various zoological studies. Information on the registration of individual species at various stages of development was collected through visual observations in nature (in some cases with photo or video recording) of the animals themselves, as well as the results of their life activities. Insects (in particular, butterflies), which are active at night, were lured to light traps. Fish were caught with amateur fishing gear. Information collected during monitoring of animal deaths on model sections of highways (mainly in Chernivtsi region) was also involved. Observations involving animals that died from a variety of causes are also included. In some cases, verified personal reports of other observers are also given. The coordinates of the registration sites were determined using the Google Earth program in decimal format (WGS84 system). The nomenclature follows the Catalogue of Life.

Study Extent The dataset was prepared in cooperation with Bezhenar R. V., Karashivsky V. B., Khlus L. M., Khudyi O. I., Malaniuk T. B., Reminny V. Yu., Skilsky I. V., Smirnov D. A., Smirnova M. V., Volutsa O. D., Zinenko O. I., and other colleagues and respondents who helped me with field survey or report data about some animal species records.
Quality Control The author is fully responsible for the quality of the information provided within the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. Conducting of field research and registrations of animals.
  2. Species identification.
  3. Georeferencing.
  4. Organizing of the dataset according to the Darwin Core standards.

Additional Metadata