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Checklist of alien herpetofauna of Belgium

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The checklist of alien herpetofauna of Belgium is a species checklist dataset published by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). It contains information on alien amphibian and reptile species recorded in the wild in Belgium since 1968. Both established species and occasional records are included, but with information on the degree of establishment of species following the unified invasion framework of Blackburn et al. (2011). The checklist is published here as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each (sub)species: the scientific name and classification (in the taxon core), the presence in Flanders, Wallonia and the Brussels-Capital Region, year of first and last observation in Belgium (given as a year range in the event date in the distribution extension), coarse habitat information (in the species profile extension), and the degree of establishment, pathway(s) of introduction and native range(s) (in the description extension).
Date available 21/03/2021
Publisher Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek
Geographical coverage België


INBO Research theme(s)

  • Invasive species
  • Protected nature

Taxonomic List

  • amphibians (Amphibia)
  • reptiles (Reptilia)