European Nature Protection - Amphibians

Title::European Nature Protection - Amphibians
Date of Issue:12.09.2013
Type edition:commemorative
Printing techniques:multicolour offset
Paper:muflep 100g
Printing House:Forum, Novi Sad


Motive:forest frog
Catalogue no.:601
Perforation:13 3/4
Face value:1,50 BAM
Quantity:20 000

Motive:fire salamander
Catalogue no.:602
Perforation:13 3/4
Face value:0.90 BAM
Quantity:20 000

Reptiles and amphibians are species of freshwater and terrestrial vertebrates. Their scientific name is derived from the Greek "amphi bios" (double life). This name is based on the fact that most amphibian larvae are experiencing in the water, and after metamorphosis can live on land, but kept all his life near the water.
Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra Latin) is the best known representative of the salamander, which lives on the western, central and southern Europe, to Asia Minor and Syria. Fire salamander is black with yellow spots of various sizes and shapes. The body is spindle-shaped, the tail is a little shorter than the hull. The transition from the head to the neck is slightly visible. The extremities are poorly developed and are moving slowly and sluggishly pushing legs body. On the surface smooth and shiny skin can be observed numerous glands that secrete a poisonous substance. Colorful salamanders grow to 20, rarely 25 cm.
During the day spend their time hidden in damp places, such as moss, leaves, roots, rocks, etc.. In the evening, at night or early in the morning to leave their hiding places in search of food. They mate in the spring or summer. The mating ritual is performed on land or in shallow water.
Forest frog (Rana dalmatina Latin) has a slim appearance, long limbs, and the muzzle is pointed. Because this type of long legs can jump up to 2 meters in length. Males are usually long and 6.5 centimeters, while females can grow up to 8 cm. Color the back of the frog is light brown, reddish brown or grayish brown color with no visible contrast. At the temples present dark brown triangles. Forest frogs are white on the stomach.
Forest frogs prefer to live in mixed forests, where there is plenty of light and water. In certain cases they can tolerate the lack of water.
Ова жаба је распрострањена у Француској, јужној Немачкој, Чешкој, Аустрији, Мађарској и на Балкану.
Author: Nebojsa Djumic and МА Bozidar DosenovicPublisher: Poste Srpske ad Banjaluka

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