Terrestrial vertebrates of Dobrogea - Romania and Bulgaria
The authors report the state of the terrestrial vertebrates of Romanian and Bulgarian Dobrogea. Five amphibian species, eight of reptiles, 159 of birds and 39 mammals species were inventoried. Some of them are characteristic to the steppe areas, in which Dobrogea is included, and others (as amphibians) have a limited distribution, around water flows, pools and lakes. Some of the observed or collected species have populations which can be compared in the two parts of Dobrogea, while the others (e.g. Crocidura suaveolens, Mesocricetus newtoni, Microtus arvalis) have populations more numerous in the Bulgarian Dobrogea, this thing indicating that there are several undamaged habitats and a low anthropic pressure than in the Romanian one.