- Published on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:31
Herpetofauna of the Slovinski National Park is represented by 10 species of amphibians and 5 species of reptiles (these numbers prove high biodiversity of this animal group in the domestic scale as generally in Poland there have been ascertained the occurrence of merely 18 species of amphibians and 8 species of reptiles). On the terrain of the Slovinski National Park there has been ascertained the presence of 2 species of toads: a European toad (Bufo bufo) and a British toad (Bufo calamita). Among the frogs, brown frogs are the most frequently met, such as: acommon frog (Rana temporaria) and a field frog (Rana arvalis). Less frequently, there occur the following species of green frogs: a pond frog(Rana lessonae), a European frog (Rana esculent) and a marsh frog(Rana ridibunda). Apart from the toads and frogs, a common spade foot (Pelobates fuscus) is an anurous amphibian quite numerously occurring here. Tailed amphibians are included in the second group of which, two representatives have been ascertained on the terrain of the Park belonging to the family of Salamandridae: a crested newt (Triturus cristatus) and a smooth newt (Triturus vulgaris). The reptiles of the Slovinski National Park are represented by 3 species from the family of lizards: a sand lizard (Lacerta agilis), acommon lizard (Lacerta vivipara) and a slow-worm (Anquis fragilis) as well as 2 species of snakes (non-poisonous) - a grass snake (Natrix natrix) and an adder (Vipera berus) - all species are legally protected.