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


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ALTUNIŞIK A.

Biological Diversity and Conservation, vol.12, no.2, pp.38-40, 2019 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : Biological Diversity and Conservation
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-40

Abstract

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.