Some finds of birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles within the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine), as well as in some areas of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions adjacent to the Sea of Azov

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The dataset includes finds of birds (Aves), mammals (Mammalia), insects (Insecta), amphibians (Amphibia) and reptiles (Reptilia) within the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine), Kherson and Zaporizhzhia administrative regions of Ukraine. The registrations took place during field research of the author and were harmless to the animals.

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Viter S (2022): Some finds of birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles within the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine), as well as in some areas of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions adjacent to the Sea of Azov. v1.4. 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: 25a03002-84c6-4bbb-8ba1-b6cfcef9999f.  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; fauna; invertebrates; vertebrates; insects; mammals; arthropods; reptiles; birds; amphibians; Autonomous Republic of Crimea; Azov region; field research; Observation


Stanislav Viter
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Head of the Department of science and eco-education
National Nature Park "Homilsha Forests"
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Programmer
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The dataset represents findings of fauna representatives from Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine): Crimean mountains, the Southern Coast of Crimea, the Kerch Peninsula, Prysyvashshya, partly - Steppe Crimea; central and southern part of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson administrative regions of Ukraine.

Bounding Coordinates South West [44.387, 31.794], North East [48.129, 37.227]

Taxonomic Coverage

Dataset consists of finds of birds (Aves), mammals (Mammalia), amphibians (Amphibia), reptiles (Reptilia), insects (Insecta) and other invertebrates (Chilopoda, Diplopoda).

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata, Arthropoda
Class Aves, Mammalia, Insecta, Amphibia, Reptilia, Chilopoda, Diplopoda

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1990-01-01 / 2013-06-11

Sampling Methods

Studies of the species composition and number of birds, mammals, insects, amphibians and reptiles were conducted by route method on routes (from 100 m to 20 km) and in the survey of registered areas (from 1 are to 15,000 ha). The species identification was made by visual and audial registrations as well as due to presence of dead individuals or their remnants. Coordinates were defined with the use of mobile and remoute GPS-devices.

Study Extent The dataset consists of 1069 registration points of 232 species of ukrainian fauna. The surveys covered: - the valley of the Kacha river and the western spurs of the Crimean mountains adjacent to the valley of the Kacha river; - adjacent areas of Evpatoria (including Lake Mainak), Evpatoria; - the southern coast of Crimea from Ilyas-Kaya mountain to Yalta and near the villages of Morske and Arpat (Zelenogir'ya); - eastern and northeastern parts of Kerch Peninsula; - Ai-Petri yayla; - Crimean mountains between the villages of Morske, Arpat (Zelenogir'ya) and Bilogorsk, near the Taigan reservoir; - Ilyas-Kaya mountain ridge; - the northern part of the steppe Crimea and the southern and south-western Prisyvashshya, the southern part of the Arabatskaya Strilka spit; - the north-western outskirts of the Kerch Peninsula; - the territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine adjacent to the Sea of ​​Azov and the vicinity of the Askania Nova reserve. This dataset was prepared and published with the help of the Olin gGmbH foundation to preserve data on the biodiversity of Ukraine obtained by the Ukrainian scientists, who were forced to leave their homeland due to the war (Russia's invasion of Ukraine). Olin gGmbH is a funding organization for environmental protection and conservation that supports environmental and sociopolitical organizations.
Quality Control The author is fully responsible for the quality of data provided within the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. Organizing of field expeditions.
  2. Species identification.
  3. Georeferencing.
  4. Organizing of the dataset according to Darwin Core standards.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 25a03002-84c6-4bbb-8ba1-b6cfcef9999f