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Christiana Soccini
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In this study we report the distribution of Bombina pachypus (Bonaparte, 1838) in Lazio. In every site, Appenine Yellow-bellied Toad conservation measures appear strictly connected with the environmental conservation. Furthermore, we analyzed risk factors concerning the species survival and we present a preliminary Action Plan for this threatened a...
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In order to investigate diversity patterns and similarities in the small mammal communities of an agroforestry landscape in western central Italy (Maremma of Lazio), we analyzed, in a multivariate setting (Cluster analysis, DCA-Detrended Correspondence Analysis), the prey content of barn owl Tyto alba pellets collected along one year in five sampli...
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First reports of Trachemys scripta specimens abandoned in Italian artificial and natural wetlands, date back to 1972. Over the course of twenty years (1998-2018) of the ARCADIA / Trachemys Project in Lombardy we were able to monitor progressive and subsequent introduction of this species and of other allochthonous freshwater turtles in main wetland...
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Three years of reporting and direct observations have proved that Mississippi Map Turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni) reproduces succesfully in some Italian wetlands located in distinct climatic contexts, both in Northern (Parco Nord Milano, MI; Parco Arcadia in Bareggio,MI; S.A.C. IT20100023 “Torbiere del Sebino”, BS; Parco Ducos2 in Bresci...
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Alien species are considered one of the main threats to biodiversity, and amongst them turtles are the most traded taxon worldwide. We are reporting observations on the Chinese striped-necked turtle (Mauremys sinensis Gray, 1834) and particularly the first evidence of reproduction in a European wetland. During an eradication project of non-native t...
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Urban waterways are important habitat for wildlife including bats: along them there may be important roosting sites, as crevices in stone work of old and modern bridges and they are also important foraging areas for these threatened mammals. In the course of a broader research on distribution and situation of Chiroptera populations, bioacoustic sur...
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[The spring presence of two individuals of the Sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, in the River Mignone near Tarquinia (Northern Lazio) could highlight a new Italian reproductive site of this rare and endangered species. This exceptional possibility could certainly be favored by the good quality of both the waters of the Mignone, and the environmental...
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Riassunto Viene segnalata la presenza di Lindenia tetraphylla nella Valle del Fiume Mignone di Tarquinia (VT) (ZSC IT6010035 "Fiume Mignone-basso corso") riconfermando la presenza di questo gonfide per il Lazio. Questa rara libellula risulta localizzata in Italia ed è segnalata in poche località di Toscana, Campania, Umbria, Molise, Abruzzo, Puglia...
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Sono 21 le specie di testuggini alloctone segnalate negli ultimi anni negli ambienti naturali terrestri e acquatici del Lazio. Tra queste soprattutto individui appartenenti a specie abbondantemente commerciate come Trachemys scripta, Pseudemys concinna, Graptemys pseudogeographica, Testudo cfr. graeca, Testudo marginata. Numerose però le segnalazio...
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La riproduzione di Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni (Baur, 1890) è stata registrata nel 2018 in alcune località italiane situate in contesti bioclimatici distinti: nel centro e nord Lombardia in ambienti Continentali (Parco Nord Milano, Parco Arcadia Bareggio, Z.S.C. IT20100023 Torbiere del Sebino) e nel centro Lazio in ambiente Mediterraneo (Z.S....
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Le popolazioni vitali di Emys orbicularis al di fuori delle aree protette sono molto rare in Italia e ogni studio che le riguarda è di grande interesse per rilevare aspetti ecologici importanti per la conservazione della specie. È il caso della popolazione di Gaggio di Piano [GP] e Castelfranco Emilia (MO), nell’areale di Emys o. hellenica e di Civ...
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Sono 21 le specie di testuggini alloctone segnalate negli ultimi anni negli ambienti naturali terrestri e acquatici del Lazio. Tra queste soprattutto individui appartenenti a specie abbondantemente commerciate come Trachemys scripta, Pseudemys concinna, Graptemys pseudogeographica, Testudo cfr. graeca, Testudo marginata. Numerose però le segnalazio...
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The present study reports on a case of high richness in an assemblage of non-native freshwater turtles in a suburban wetland of Tyrrhenian Central Italy (Torre Flavia Nature Reserve), providing evidence for rst observations of species at regional, national and continental levels. Following a standardized sampling procedure, 54 specimens belonging t...
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Il presente studio sulla Chirotterofauna ha riguardato l’intero bacino idrografico del Torrente Garza, un corso d’acqua che si sviluppa dalle Prealpi bresciane e dopo aver attraversato la città di Brescia ed il territorio di 10 comuni (Lumezzane, Agnosine, Caino, Nave, Bovezzo, Brescia, Borgosatollo, Castenedolo, Ghedi e Calvisano) si riversa nell...
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We present various recent reports of free-ranging Pantherophis guttatus (Linnaeus, 1766) in Latium (Central Italy). These findings raise many concerns since snakes are popular pets and since pet trade is the most important introduction pathway for allochthonous reptiles. Corn snake is one of the most bred and traded exotic ophidians and even recomm...
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Salamandra salamandra is a species located in Abruzzo region in mature forests of beech on the Gran sasso and Laga mountains, Majella and mountains among Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. With targeted research in order to identify new presence sites or reconfirm old reports, it was possible to confirm the presence of a reproductive population of this spe...
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Italian cave salamander (Speleomantes italicus Dunn, 1923), present in Abruzzo at its southern edge range, has populations in unexpected sites of the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga and in neighbouring areas but these are not currently considered as Natura2000 sites or other form of regional protection. Thanks to the extensive rese...
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The results of faunistic and ecological research on the populations of Odonata, Amphibians and Reptiles of the complex of quarry lakes in San Polo Location in the municipality of Brescia (Lombardy, northern Italy) are on display. During the years of research (2014-2017) 7 species of Zygoptera, 11 species of Anisoptera, 6 species of Amphibians and 8...
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Aim of our study was to monitor Lithobates catesbeianus invasion in three sites with different period of its introduction: for over 50 years (around Villimpenta, Mantua), for about 20 years (around Nonantola, Modena), less 10 years (around Fiano Romano and Monterotondo Scalo, Rome), and the situation of the native populations of amphibians. Results...
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We reported data on flying bat assemblages in a Mediterranean mountain landscape of central Italy on a 5-year time span (2005-2010) where a wind farm repowering has been carried out (from 2009, 17 three-blade turbines substituted an a priori set of one-blade turbines). In 4 yearly based surveys, we calculated a set of univariate metrics at species...
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La maggior parte degli italiani non ha mai visto un serpente libero in natura, ma chi ha avuto la possibilità di osservarne un esemplare con grande probabilità ha incontrato per lo più quella che è la specie più diffusa e adattabile tra i nostri colubri: il biacco maggiore.
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Italian cave salamander (Speleomantes italicus Dunn, 1923), present in Abruzzo at its southern edge range, has populations in unexpected sites of the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti dellaLaga and in neighboring areas but these are not currently considered as Natura2000 sites or other form of regional protection. Thanks to the extensive resear...
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The common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus, 1758), in the Tiber River (Latium) The common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina (Linnaeus, 1758), is a large and robust aquatic turtle with a widespread native distribution throughout North America. Its diffusion in other countries is to the exotic pet trade: it is a popular species due...
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Pubblicato da Franco Muzzio Editore, 432 pagine. Formato 14x19 cm., foto a colori su carta patinata. La guida più completa alle tartarughe e testuggini d'Italia e del mondo. Il libro riporta oltre 300 tartarughe e testuggini di tutto il mondo tra specie terrestri, marine e d'acqua dolce. Sono descritti i loro habitat, gli aspetti biologici e morfol...
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Bombina pachypus is a rare and localized species in the whole Abruzzo region. Today its presence (from 400 to 1300 m a.s.l.) is confined to pre-Apennines-on the estearn side of mountain range (i.e. Monti della Laga-Gran Sasso d'Italia-Monti Gemelli-Morrone-Majella)-and to few spot sites placed on the west side of Majella and Abruzzo-Lazio-Molise Na...
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1 Hanno variamente collaborato alla redazione e alla discussione del presente documento, condividendone i contenuti: Foto: Mara Calvini (copertina, pag. 18), Paolo Debernardi (copertina, pagg. 6 alto e basso dx, 11, 14 alto e basso dx, 23, 25 sn, 30, 35, 44), Gianna Dondini (pag. 28), Carlotta Fassina (pag. 39), Francesco Grazioli (14 basso sn, 24,...
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Relativamente ad una area protetta della bassa pianura lodigiana (Riserva naturale di Monticchie, Lodi), è stata ottenuta una check-list di mammiferi su un arco temporale relativamente ampio (1985-2012). La lista (39 specie) comprende alcuni taxa rari e localizzati nella pianura padana (es., alcuni chirotteri, Arvicola amphibius , Sorex minutus , N...
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ABSTRACT - A new population of Salamandra atra at low altitude in province of Sondrio.The Alpine salamander is one of the most important alpine amphibians with regards both conservation and ecology, yet it is elusive and requires specific sampling methods to be detected and successfully studied. Salamandra atra occurs in areas with high levels of p...
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In 2011 and 2012 we carried out a monitoring study to evaluate the indirect impacts of a wind farm on the breeding bird assemblages in a high-altitude secondary prairie area of the central Apennines (Italy). We used the point count method to compare the breeding birds at species and assemblage level, using the wind farm area (36 windmills) as treat...
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A long-term local mammal check-list for Monticchie (Lodi, northern Italy) - 1985-2012. Data obtained form a large time span allow to obtain a heterogeneous and rich check-list of mammals (39 species) with rare, localized and fragmentation-sensitive species (Chiroptera, Arvicola amphibius, Sorex minutus, Neomys anomalus, Micromys minutus, Muscardinu...
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La Riserva naturale regionale di Castel Cerreto del Comune di Penna Sant’Andrea (TE) è stata istituita dalla Regione Abruzzo con L.R. n. 74/1991 e n. 47/1998. Si estende per 143 ha, tra i 400 ed i 600 m s.l.m. su un substrato geologico formato da arenarie, marne ed argille dei Miocene e con pendenza media dei rilievi superiore ai 30%. La limitata p...
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La salvaguardia degli anfibi fra educazione e attività di conservazione. Il nostro Convegno è stato ospitato nella splendida scenografia naturale del Lago d’Idro, nel territorio di una delle Amministrazioni italiane più attente alla conservazione delle popolazioni di anfibi. Proprio sulle sponde di questo lago prealpino, infatti, sono stati realizz...
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The distribution of the alpine salamander, Salamandra atra Laurenti, 1768, on the Italian side of Rhetian Alps is poorly known and the old records by Galli-Valerio (Lanza, 2007) are difficult to find and have not been confirmed by recent research. In the course of the researches on Rhetian Valtellina, promoted in 2008 under the “SALAMANDRA NERA” Pr...
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Una stima accurata del trend di una specie richiede una raccolta dati su ampia scala, spaziale e temporale. I volontari possono essere d’aiuto ma, poiché la ricerca non è il loro obiettivo principale, spesso i dati così raccolti risultano eterogenei, sia per i protocolli utilizzati, sia per lo sforzo di campionamento impiegato, che può variare di a...
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Over the last 30 years the population of Bufo bufo in the left bank of Lake Idro has been the focus of intensive monitoring and mitigation of the impact of road traffic. These were the main stages: the location of 5 tunnels (in 1980), of temporary (in 1993) and permanent (in 1997) no-crossing fences, the declaration of Area of Herpetology Relevance...
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Measuring a species decline is pivotal to evaluate their conservation status, but an accurate assessment of demographic trends requires observations collected across broad spatial and temporal scales. Volunteers can help to collect information over large scales, but their data may be affected by heterogeneity for sampling efforts and protocols, whi...
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Long-term post-construction monitoring of the impact of wind farms on fauna started in 2008 in Abruzzo (central Italy). This study provides the first evidence of bat fatalities at wind turbines in Italy. Six carcasses of Hypsugo savii and one carcass of Pipistrellus pipistrellus were recorded in 2009 during 36 field sessions, involving 4 researcher...
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Amphibian rescues has become the more widespread initiatives to mitigate the impact of roads on migrating populations The best results depend on the availability of volunteers, the construction of fences with suitable tunnels, while the main problem in evaluating these actions is the difference in experience and application of the many volunteers i...
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For the first time in Central Italy (Tarquinia, Viterbo), we report the eggs-laying patterns followed by reproductive success in abandoned Trachemys scripta scripta (Schoepff, 1792). This report demonstrates that only a complete ban of international trade of turtles and tortoises can reduce problems of their illegal introduction in non-original env...
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We present data about distribution and situation of Amhibians and Reptiles populations of Castel Cerreto Natural Reserve after three years of research. Six species of Amphibians (Triturus carnifex, Lissotriton italicus, Bufo bufo, Pseudopidalea viridis, Hyla intermedia, and Rana synklepton hispanica) and ten species of Reptiles (Lacerta bilineata,...
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In 2005-2007, the community composition of Amphibians and Reptiles was studied in the territory of S.I.C. IT7020090 “Colle del rascito” near Collarmele and Pescina (L’Aquila), where 4 species of Anura, 1 of Caudata, 4 sauria and 4 Ophidians were directly observed. For Amphibians only Bufo bufo is present out of limited wetland habitatof S.I.C., whi...
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The feeding habits of 157 specimen of Bufo bufo found dead on the municipality road Idro-Vesta near Lake of Idro (Northern Italy), during the reproductive periods since of the years 1998 to 2001, have been studied. The analysis of stomachs and intestines contents showed that males and females, pregnant or not, feeding during all this period. Levins...
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Since 1998, during annual rescue and census programmes in Lombardy, under the “Toad Project” of Centro Studi Arcadia, some Amphibian population were examined for an epidemiological survey of pathogenic micro-organism and of helminth fauna. Microbiological analysis were done at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale for Lombardy and Emilia Romagn...
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SOCCINI, C. & FERRI, V., Bacteriological screening of Trachemys scripta elegans and Emys orbicularis in the Po plain (Italy). Biologia, Bratislava, 59/Suppl. 14: 201—207, 2004; ISSN 0006-3088. Since 1999, introduced Trachemys scripta elegans from artificial and natural water bodies in the Po plain (North Italy) were bacteriologically screened. From...
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Reproduction of Trachemys scripta elegans in a semi- natural habitat in Lombardy (northern Italy). During ecological studies carried out on some introduced populations of Trachemys scripta elegans, for the first time egglaying patterns and reproductive success has been recorded in semi-natural habitats of Lombardy.
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Proceedings of THIRD CONFERENCE SAFEGUARD THE AMPHIBIANS. P R E S E N TA Z I O N E Nelle giornate del 23-24 giugno 2000 si è svolto a Lugano (Cantone Ticino, Svizzera) il Terzo Convegno “Salvaguardia Anfibi”, organizzato dal locale Museo cantonale di storia naturale e dal “P rogetto ROSPI” (http://utenti.tripod.it/bufo2000/index.html), patrocinat...
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During the first two years of Pond Turtles Disease Monitoring Project groups of Trachemys scripta elegans abandoned in artificial and natural ponds have been examined. All the analyses have been done at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna in Brescia. Observation, isolation and identification of micro-orga...
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Distribution and ecological notes of herpetofauna on the left banks of Lake Idro (Brescia, Lombardy). Authors present the results of their systematic researches about the herpetofauna of Valle Sabbia (1993-1999) and about the rescues and censuses of Amphibians Anura carried out during breeding migration season, along the left banks of Lake Idro (19...
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Presence of Bombina variegata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Amphibia: Discoglossidae) in the Parco Naturale Regionale Alto Garda Bresciano. We report the presence of Bombina variegata (L.) in the territory of Parco Naturale Re-gionale Alto Garda Bresciano. This is the more eastern locality in Lombardy where this rare species of Amphibian may be found.

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- maintain and restore habitats for pollinators in rural and urban areas - project and promote conservation measures that benefit pollinators in Natura2000 Sites - provide expert guidance to tackle pollinator decline for the agricultural industry, various business sectors, citizen science experts and local authorities.
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Define South distribution limit in Central Italy
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How Climate Change affects the ecology and behavior of some very localized populations of amphibians and reptiles in Central Apennines (Abruzzo, Latium, Molise).