A case study on earlier activation of the variable toad, Bufotes variabilis (Pallas, 1769)

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Biological Diversity and Conservation, vol.12, no.2, pp.38-40, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Biological Diversity and Conservation
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-40
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Amphibians are one of the most vulnerable group that are directly affected by environmental factors. Researchers report that nearly one third of species threatened with extinction. Amphibians in the temperate zone hibernate in winter season under normal conditions and fluctuations in climate impact indirectly the summer and winter activity of these ectothermic animals. In this study, we report data on the extraordinary activity of Bufotes variabilisin winter period and evaluated that variable toad could be active throughout the year due to global climate changes.