Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Romania [never_ending]

This is a group project for ANYBODY is interested in realizing a Romanian Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles (AARR). If anybody looks the new maps realized or initiated in the online atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Europe (, the project of Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH), or any other atlas of European Amphibians and Reptiles, it is obvious that Romania has huge gaps in its distribution data, even if in the last 10-15 years the herpetofaunistical inventories in Romania increased considerably. 

Our predicted and expected result will be a distribution UTM map for each species and/or subspecies in 10x10 km UTM meshes (see below the preliminary data for the Marsh Frog, Pelophylax ridibundus, from database of "Milvus Group") - thus in lower scale than in the European Atlas, where it is in 50x50 km UTM meshes. The last goal beside the online and/or printed Atlas, is also to upgrade the European Atlas database.

The first tool initiated for implementing this project is the Romanian Amphibian and Reptile Dichotomous Key ( At this moment, it can be used only after authentication as member.

More tools expected to be developed here will be: 
1. a dichotomous key for amphibian larvae;
2. a dichotomous key for amphibian eggs;
3. a dichotomous key for frog songs;
4. a dichotomous key for juveniles and subadult reptiles;
5. the visualKeys and the final species pages.

If you are interested in the project and want to be part of it, open the project details, click on the tab called "Project members" and join (you must be inside the myBiOSis environment!).

Among the benefits of participating in a project within are:
- feedback/quality control on your observations and IDs.
- voluntary participation of other members with observation and expertise.
- free use of infrastructure and data management; you keep your data organized; your project does not need to spend money and time in building yet another database and later pay maintenance fees; this infrastructure is a result of a huge effort over years and dedicated taxonomic & biodiversity IT expertise.
- use integrated mobile tools for data acquisition.
- make your data visible to all members of your project; keep data in one place, but have it world-wide accessible to a selection of people or to public.
- export your data in output formats like Excel.
- use available tools for building project pages and report the progress using deep integration between the database and publication tools.
- build a community aware of your projects; get higher ranking and visibility. 
- hire us in building specific tools or functions withing myBiOSis; instead of building again the whole system, we can enhance the existing one advancing it with new applications" [for more information, see:]

For more informations about the project, contact me (tibor.sos"at"!

This project is initiated by Sos Tibor, member of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation WorkGroup, Association for Bird and Nature Protection "Milvus Group" (, Târgu Mureş, and member of Romanian Herpetological Society, Cluj-Napoca. 

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Members of this project

Alexandru Pintilioaie

Cosmin Manci

Teodor Scurt

Tibor Sos

Adorian Ardelean

Florian Andronache

Alin Rosca

Elena Buhaciuc

Cornel Alexandru

Bosioc Petrica

Gabriel Gigea

Corina Steiu

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List of projects

Anthozoa TDK
Arii protejate Timiş
Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Romania
Birds of Romania
Carabidae of Romania
Eftimie Murgu
Flora Banatului
Flora Dobrogei
Flora of Romania
Fungi of Romania
Habitat mapping & GIS
Habitat, restoration and conservation
Hardy orchids hybrids
Heteroptera Romaniae
Impacts on biodiversity in the Baltic Sea
Insects of Dobrogea
Invasive species in Romania
Jasione heldreichii
Lepidoptera of Romania
Molluscs of Romania
Muntii Metaliferi - Cheile Cibului
Muntii Metaliferi - Cheile Glodului
Muntii Metaliferi - Cheile Măzii
Muntii Metaliferi - Cheile Ribicioarei şi Uibăreştilor
Muntii Metaliferi - Măgurile Săcărâmbului
Muntii Metaliferi - ROSCI0029 Cheile Glodului, Cibului și Măzii
Muntii Metaliferi - ROSCI0110 Măgurile Băiței
Muntii Metaliferi - ROSCI0373 Râul Mureș între Brănișca și Ilia
Muntii Metaliferi - ROSPA0132
New flora in Europe
Noi specii pentru Parcul Natural Portile de Fier
Odonata of Romania
Orchid population & genetics
Orchids conservation
Orchids of Europe
Orchids of Romania
Orchids of Stanisoarei Mountains (Bukovina)
Orthoptera of Romania
Parcul National Semenic Cheile-Carasului
Rare plants from Romania
Rezervatia naturala Fata Virului, Mehedinti
Romanian FaunaEuropaea Focal Point
ROSCI 0031, ROSPA 0020 Cheile Nerei - Beuşniţa
ROSCI0045 Coridorul Jiului
ROSCI0110 Rezervația Măgurile Băiței
ROSCI0115, ROSPA0078 Mlastina Satchinez
ROSCI0233 Someşul Rece SCI
ROSCI0287 Comlosu Mare, Comlosu Mic
ROSCI0325 Munții Metaliferi
ROSCI0338 Padurea Paniova
ROSCI0345 Pajiștea Cenad - Saravale
ROSPA0144 Uivar-Diniaș
Sacueni, Bihor - habitat pajiste schimbare conducta
Syngraph online
Vegetal comunities from Somesu Rece
Wetland, habitat, species
Wild orchid diversity within National Park Cheile Nerei-Beusnita habitats

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