2024-06-14 21:44:51

Our new study on the phylogeography of the genus Bunopus with taxonomic conclusions has been published in the Journal of Biogeography.

2024-05-17 23:40:19

A genomic view of the phylogeny and diversity of the genera Mediodactylus and Vipera was published in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

2024-05-05 09:01:36

New photos released from crossing Tajikistan to Afghanistan in 2023.

2024-05-01 15:31:57

New photos from the trip to Lebanon 2023 released

2024-03-21 21:19:10

First record of the rare snake Elaphe urartica for Iraq published in the journal Herpetozoa.

2024-03-18 12:26:33

An article related to the phylogeography of the genus Dolichophis in the Aegean region published in the journal Diversity.

2024-02-20 21:36:03

Development of the discussion on subspecies taxonomy and our original work published in PNAS.

2024-02-19 11:31:16

The perspective on why the nomenclature censorship may put biodiversity and taxonomy at risk was published in Alytes

2024-02-17 22:22:23

Photos from February's Bosnia and Herzegovina trip with finds of several species of reptiles, including Pseudopus apodus.

2024-02-12 22:05:33

The first genetic examination of legless lizards from Ireland has been published in Amphibia-Reptilia

2023-11-25 00:26:29

Photos from the autumn trip to Kosovo released.

2023-11-23 12:40:24

The first description of the tadpole of Chrysopaa sternosignata published in Herpetologica.

2023-11-08 23:08:44

Contribution to the genus Blanus in Iraq published in the journal Zootaxa.

2023-10-07 22:54:50

New photos from Iraq 2023 released

2023-09-25 22:27:44

The perspective on the genomic taxonomy and the role of subspecies published in PNAS (when I am in Kabul)!

2023-09-02 19:05:49

Genetically verified record of non-indigenous turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis in Central Europe published in Journal of Vertebrate Biology

2023-08-24 20:23:25

Melanism in Hemorrhois nummifer (Reuss, 1834) from Kurdistan Region, Iraq published in the Zoology in the Middle East.

2023-07-13 21:20:51

A new paper in ZooKeys exploring the phenotypic diversity of Natrix natrix moreotica through genetic data.

2023-06-26 19:59:23

Evolutionary dynamics and biogeographic patterns of the Vipera ammodytes complex in the Balkan Peninsula published in Molecular Ecology.

2023-06-05 12:30:24

Two species of snakes, Lycodon bicolor and Oligodon transcaspicus, have been added to the herpetofauna of Central Asia. More information is in the journals Zoologica Scripta and PeerJ.

2023-05-01 22:33:47

A new provincial record of Dendrelaphis tristis from Pakistan was published in Herpetological Review.

2023-04-04 16:53:05

New data from the herpetologically unexplored Takhar province of Afghanistan has been published in Herpetozoa.

2023-03-24 17:42:48

A new species of snake, Elaphe druzei, from the Levant has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

2023-03-14 21:52:34

A global view showed the importance of protected areas as a refuge for amphibians and reptiles. More in Nature Communications.

2023-02-15 16:27:03

In the journal Salamandra, we revealed the genetic affiliation of a population of Bombina variegata from the Paros Island, Greece

2023-02-08 00:03:42

Several endemic species and other photos from the trip to Saudi Arabia

2023-01-03 21:19:18

The genetic affiliation of Natrix natrix population from Turkey part of the Zagros mountains was published in Evolutionary Systematics journal.

2022-12-26 17:48:09

In the Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution journal, we published a dated phylogenetic hypothesis on the evolutionary history of Anguis and Pseudopus.

2022-11-02 17:00:02

Endemic Paradactylodon mustersi and other photos from a trip to Afghanistan.

2022-10-21 15:23:30

Erythrism in Natrix natrix? More in a new article in the Herpetozoa journal

2022-10-18 16:16:59

Profile in the Forbes NEXT magazine as part of the ESET Science Award nomination

2022-10-15 18:21:41

Released the final video of the ESET Science Award in the category: Outstanding Scientist in Slovakia Under the Age of 35

2022-09-29 11:56:50

New data on the population of Natrix tessellata in the Cieszyn region, Poland published in the journal Przegląd Przyrodniczy

2022-09-16 00:34:42

The Letter to Science commenting on the importance of genomics on amphibian taxonomy

2022-09-13 21:44:13

New photos from the trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina

2022-09-11 13:50:25

New abstracts from this year's congress of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH) are available in the Publications section

2022-08-30 15:16:03

An article on the diversity and distribution of the genus Euphlyctis was published in the journal Systematics and Biodiversity

2022-08-29 22:46:58

The contribution on the occurrence of Testudo hermanni on the island of Milos, Greece published in Herpetology Notes

2022-08-15 10:23:43

Two new species of the genus Eremias were published in the journal Zootaxa

2022-07-15 11:07:13

The study on the temperature regulation in the Balkan spadefoot (Pelobates balcanicus) during nocturnal activity was published in PeerJ

2022-07-13 17:53:19

The origin and taxonomy of Pakistani toads from the Duttaphrynus melanostictus complex published in Zoosystematics and Evolution

2022-06-30 20:47:50

New data on the distribution of the endemic salamander Paradactylodon (Afghanodon) mustersi from Hindu Kush Mountains have been published in the Herpetozoa journal

2022-06-29 20:07:20

The endemic genus Muhtarophis and other species in photos from a trip to Hatay province in Turkey

2022-06-19 22:40:32

Mediodactylus amictopholis and much more on photos from the trip to Lebanon

2022-06-09 23:28:25

The first record of Platyceps ventromaculatus for Afghanistan is now published in the Zoology in the Middle East journal.

2022-05-22 20:19:38

Elaphe sauromates and other photos from the April trip to Bulgaria

2022-04-19 20:25:48

In the Evolutionary Systematics journal, we have published possible explanations for the historical record of Pseudopus apodus in southwestern Ukraine.

2022-04-13 18:13:51

A new view on the evolutionary history of Coronella austriaca in the Balkans and Anatolia was published in Zoologica Scripta.

2022-04-05 21:11:47

The first record of Spalerosophis diadema for Lebanon was published in Herpetozoa.

2022-04-02 22:19:29

Pelobates balcanicus chloeae and other photographs from the February Peloponnese

2022-03-31 20:32:48

The first record of Tarentola mauritanica presence in Bulgaria published in Acta Zoologica Bulgarica.

2022-03-18 17:01:15

The first record of the occurrence of Podarcis erhardii on the Black Sea coast was published in Herpetology Notes

2022-01-20 19:54:38

The first range-wide study on the genus Eublepharis reconstructing their evolutionary history published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

2022-01-13 14:05:06

Annotated article on the first herpetological study from Afghanistan on Paradactylodon mustersi published in the Bonn zoological Bulletin

2022-01-01 17:00:52

Photographs from Milos Island, Greece

2021-12-21 22:57:30

Photos from the trip to Pakistan 2021

2021-12-19 21:29:49

Based on the detailed phylogeny and phylogeography, Podarcis thais (Buchholz, 1960) has been put into species rank in the Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 

2021-12-07 23:23:15

The updated phylogeography and taxonomy for Natrix natrix and evidence of hybridization with N. tessellata was published in Vertebrate Zoology.

2021-11-25 19:10:11

The northernmost locality of Xerotyphlops vermicularis in the Balkans was published in the CheckList journal.

2021-11-18 21:48:16

The biogeography and atlas of the genus Anguis were published in the journal Amphibia-Reptilia, including a photograph on the front cover.

2021-11-08 12:19:30

Photographs from the short trip to the Czech Republic.

2021-11-04 23:17:14

Photos from the short trip to southern Hungary

2021-10-24 23:18:43

Photos from the short trip to Montenegro.

2021-10-20 15:02:48

Molecular and taxonomic revision of Calotes versicolor published in the journal Vertebrate Zoology showed hidden diversity and confirmed species status for the names C. vultuosus and C. farooqi!

2021-10-14 20:37:41

Atypical behavior reported between Duttaphrynus stomaticus and Eublepharis macularius published in Herpetological Review.

2021-10-08 18:38:21

Phylogeography of a rare European snake species, Platyceps collaris, published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

2021-10-06 11:52:12

Mitochondrial diversity of the Crimean endemic lizard Darevskia lindholmi published in the journal Vertebrate Zoology.

2021-09-09 10:56:25

Genetic diversity and morphology of Scutiger occidentalis tadpoles in the Himalayas published in the journal Zoologischer Anzeiger!

2021-08-04 17:23:40

New data for the distribution of Tarentola mauritanica in Albania published in Herpetozoa!

2021-08-03 09:38:01

New data on the occurrence of the little-known agama Laudakia nuristanica from Afghanistan published in the Zoology in the Middle East!

2021-07-27 22:09:05

The genus Pelophylax in Pakistan? At least the museum data published in Herpetozoa say yes.

2021-07-23 23:04:30

Phylogeography of the genus Anguis in the Baltic region published in Amphibia-Reptilia!

2021-07-20 22:55:27

Tadpole morphology of the endemic frog Allopaa hazarensis published in ZooKeys!

2021-07-16 22:51:22

A new perspective on the phylogeny of frogs of the tribe Paini published in PeerJ supports the significance of the Himalaya-Tibet orogen for the evolution of biota.

2021-06-25 09:34:41

The Letter referring to the long-term absence of biodiversity research in Afghanistan published in Science Magazine!

2021-06-14 22:13:55

Presented photos from a trip to Montenegro and Albania in 2021.

2021-05-21 11:57:38

Sphaerotheca maskeyi is distributed in Pakistan according to the revisited phylogeny of the genus published in the Diversity journal.

2021-05-20 19:48:13

The first information about the genus Heremites in Pakistan published in ZooKeys!

2021-04-26 17:51:17

The first comprehensive data on the distribution of reptiles within the Southern Bug eco-corridor in Ukraine published in Herpetozoa!

2021-04-22 13:36:59

The first comprehensive input to the phylogeography of the genus Algyroides in the Balkans published in the May issue of Zoologica Scripta!

2021-04-05 19:22:34

Pseudopus apodus levantinus Jablonski et al., 2021 - a new subspecies from the Levant region published in the Vertebrate Zoology journal!

2021-03-22 12:56:40

Phylogeography of the most widespread amphibian endemic to the Balkans published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society!

2021-03-06 16:56:40

A contribution to the parasitofauna of agamid lizards from Afghanistan published in Helminthologia.

2021-02-26 17:29:57

A new lizard member for the herpetofauna of Afghanistan discovered in the collection of the Bonn Museum!

2021-02-17 10:43:49

The paper on the morphology of endemic water frogs from the continental Balkans with results that will help identify them in the field, published in the journal Salamandra

2021-02-02 21:22:41

New insights into the molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Eremias published in the Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research.

2021-01-09 22:55:49

A short contribution to the herpetofauna of Kunduz province in Afghanistan published in Herpetology Notes!

2020-12-28 21:05:47

New photos from the trip to Pakistan available here.

2020-12-14 22:21:41

In the journal Phyllomedusa we published a paper on albinism in Natrix tessellata, including a photograph on the title page of the new issue.

2020-12-05 22:37:56

Short paper regarding coloration of Dopasia harti published in IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians!

2020-11-19 17:19:27

A study on the origin and biology of Podarcis muralis populations in Poland published in Amphibia-Reptilia.

2020-10-17 21:16:36

A large study on the adaptive evolution of Dolichophis caspius published in the journal Genes!

2020-10-01 13:44:27

Notes on the occurrence of Macrovipera lebetinus in Pakistan published in the Herpetological Bulletin!

2020-09-29 22:58:47

The new records of parasites for two species of the genus Bufotes from Pakistan published in Herpetological Review!

2020-09-29 22:55:25

The genus Microgecko firstly recorded from Iraq! Published in Herpetozoa.

2020-09-02 09:19:03

The species status and origin of the genus Microhyla in Pakistan published in Zootaxa!

2020-09-01 18:20:59

New photos from the short trip to Croatia!

2020-08-22 18:37:34

The article presenting swimming behavior in the steppe species Dolichophis caspius published in IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians!

2020-08-20 17:38:26

The new video gallery section related to research launched!

2020-08-20 17:22:36

The first record of amphisbaenian and anguimorph lizards from the upper Miocene published in Historical Biology!

2020-08-18 21:27:57

Old-new Xerotyphlops syriacus published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution!

2020-06-03 23:31:08

Eremias kakari - a new species of the family Lacertidae described from Pakistan

2020-06-03 23:27:41

A version with the web news has been launched