Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia
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Acta Univ Latv (2007) 723: 47–52
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Acta Univ Latv (2007) 723: 47–52

Orginal Article

A new Bombina bombina L. population “Demene” in Latvia, Daugavpils District

Aija Pupina*, Mihails Pupins
Daugavpils University, p.k. 61, Daugavpils LV-5401, Latvia
*Corresponding author, E-mail: bombinalatvia@inbox.lv


Bombina bombina L. is a rare and protected Latvian and European animal. Before 2006, three Latvian Bombina bombina populations were known: the “Ilgas” and “Ainavas” populations in the Daugavpils District and the “Bauska” population in the Bauska District. On 21 June, 2006 we found a new Bombina bombina population in the vicinities of Demene in the Daugavpils District in the southeast part of Latvia. Eight localities were found with ~70 vocalizing males in total. This population “Demene” in 2006 is the largest population of Bombina bombina on the northern border of the distribution range of a species. Thus, the given largest Latvian population of Bombina bombina plays very important role in conservation of Bombina bombina in the Latvian and the European fauna.

Key words: Bombina bombina, new population, Latvia.

Acta Univ Latv (2007) 723: 47–52
 DOI: http://doi.org/10.22364/eeb

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