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Borislav Naumov

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Dr Borislav Naumov
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
2, Gagarin str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
E-mail: herpetology_bg@yahoo.com

Research interests

Taxonomy, distribution, ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles.

Publications

Andonov, K., A. Dyugmedzhiev, S. Lukanov, M. Slavchev, E. Vacheva, N. Stanchev, G. Popgeorgiev, D. Duhalov, Y. Kornilev, D. Nedeltcheva-Antonova, B. Naumov. 2020. Analyses of Skin Secretions of Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Serpentes), with Focus on the Complex Compounds and Their Possible Role in the Chemical Communication. – Molecules, 25(16), 3622; doi:10.3390/molecules25163622.

Biserkov, V., B. Naumov. 2012. Changes after 1948 in the habitats of amphibians and reptiles in the area of the Srebarna lake biosphere reserve. – In: Uzunov, Y., B. Georgiev, E. Varadinova, N. Ivanova, L. Pehlivanov, V. Vasilev (Eds.) Ecosystems of the Biosphere Reserve Srebarna Lake. Sofia, Professor Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House, pp. 163-183.

Djorgova, N., D. Ragyov, V. Biserkov, B. Naumov, B. Nikolov. 2021. Breeding Habitat Characteristics of Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758), Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (Cretzschmar, 1829) and Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771 in the Balkan Мountain Range, Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 73(3): 357-370.

Domozetski, L., A. Pulev, L. Sakelarieva, G. Manolev, B. Naumov. 2019. Distribution of European Cat Snake Telescopus fallax (Fleischmann, 1831) (Reptilia: Colubridae) in South-Western Bulgaria. – Ecologia Balkanica, Special Edition 2: 139-146.

Dyugmedzhiev, A., B. Naumov, N. Tzankov. 2021. Thermal ecology of the Nose-Horned Viper (Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758)) under natural conditions. – North-Western Journal of Zoology, 17(1): 44-56.

Dyugmedzhiev, A., G. Popgeorgiev, N. Tzankov, B. Naumov. 2020. Population Estimates of the Nose-horned Viper Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Viperidae) from Five Populations in Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 72(3): 397-407.

Dyugmedzhiev, A., K. Andonov, G. Popgeorgiev, B. Naumov, Y. Kornilev. 2020. Crepuscular and nocturnal activity of the Nose-horned viper, Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758) is more common than previously reported. – Herpetozoa, 33: 165-169. DOI 10.3897/herpetozoa.33.e56520

Dyugmedzhiev, A., M. Slavchev, B. Naumov. 2019. Emergence and dispersal of snakes after syntopic hibernation. – Herpetozoa, 32: 149-157.

Dyugmedzhiev, A., N. Tzankov, B. Naumov. 2018. A Case of Abnormal Pregnancy in Vipera ammodytes (L., 1758) (Reptilia: Viperidae) from Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 70(2): 277-282.

Dyugmedzhiev, A., N. Tzankov, N. Natchev, B. Naumov. 2018. A non-traumatic multi-operational method for individual documentation and identification of nose-horned vipers (Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758) (Squamata, Viperidae)) allows reliable recognition of recaptured specimens. – Biharean Biologist, 12(2): 92-96.

Jablonski, D., B. Naumov, A. Pulev. 2022. First Record of the Moorish Gecko Tarentola mauritanica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) for Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 74(1): 143-146.

Jablonski, D., P. Balej, T. Reich, B. Naumov. 2019. Xerotyphlops vermicularis (Merrem, 1820), along the Bulgarian Black sea coast: a compilation of new and published records. – Herpetozoa, 31(3/4): 220-224.

Kornilev, Y., G. Popgeorgiev, B. Naumov, A. Stoyanov, N. Tzankov. 2017. Updated Distribution and Ecological Requirements of the Native Freshwater Turtles in Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl. 10: 65-76.

Koynova, T., N. Tzankov, G. Popgeorgiev, B. Naumov, N. Natchev. 2017. A new distribution record of the Kotschy’s Gecko (Mediodactylus kotschyi) from inland north-eastern Bulgaria. – Herpetology Notes, 10: 1-2.

Lukanov, S., B. Naumov. 2019. Effect of anthropogenic noise on call parameters of Hyla arborea (Anura: Hylidae). – Ecological Questions, 30(1): 55-60.

Lukanov, S., N. Stanchev, E. Vacheva, B. Naumov. 2018. A unique case of temporary bloat in Buresch's crested newt Triturus ivanbureschi Arntzen and Wielstra, 2013. – Herpetology Notes, 11: 971-973.

Lukanov, S., N. Tzankov, B. Naumov. 2017. First Documented Records of Pelophylax lessonae (Camerano, 1882) (Amphibia: Ranidae) from Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 69(4): 483-488.

Lukanov, S., N. Tzankov, S. Handschuh, E. Heiss, B. Naumov, N. Natchev. 2016. On the amphibious food uptake and prey manipulation behavior in the Balkan-Anatolian crested newt (Triturus ivanbureschi, Arntzen and Wielstra, 2013). – Zoology, 119: 224-231

Lukanov, S., T. Doncheva, N. Kostova, B. Naumov. 2021. Effects of selected environmental parameters on the activity and body condition of the Buresch's crested newt (Triturus ivanbureschi) with notes on skin secretions. – North-Western Journal of Zoology, 17(1): 34-38.

Metcheva, R., M. Beltcheva, B. Naumov, Y. Yankov, T. Michev, L. Profirov, P. Mitov, L. Kenderov, E. Georgieva, P. Petrov, S. Goranov. 2016. Faunistic Study of the Tsibar Danube Island. – Forum geografic. Studii și cercetări de geografie și protecția mediului, 15(2): 152-161.

Metcheva, R., M. Beltcheva, B. Naumov, Y. Yankov, T. Michev, P. Mitov, L. Kenderov. 2018. Actual Data on the Terrestrial Fauna of the Danube Island Tsibar (Ibisha). – Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 71(1): 53-60.

Michev, T., K. Bedev, I. Dimchev, D. Dimitrov, Z. Hubenov, L. Kenderov, B. Michev, S. Mihov, B. Naumov, I. Pandourski, V. Popov, L. Profirov, M. Stoyneva-Gärtner. 2018. General assessment of the biodiversity of the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal wetland Atanasovsko Ezero. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl. 11: 23-26.

Mollov, I., B. Naumov, D. Dobrev, G. Popgeorgiev. 2013. Conservation activities for European pond turtles (Emys orbicularis) in Bulgaria. – Herpetology Notes, 6: 135-138.

Mollov, I., G. Popgeorgiev, B. Naumov, N. Tzankov, A. Stojanov. 2010. Cases of abnormal amplexus in anurans (Amphibia: Anura) from Bulgaria and Greece. – Biharean Biologist, 4(2): 121-125.

Natchev, N., S. Handschuh, S. Lukanov, N. Tzankov, B. Naumov, I. Werneburg. 2016. Contributions to the functional morphology of caudate skulls: kinetic and akinetic forms. – PeerJ 4:e2392; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2392

Naumov, B. 2005. New Records of Some Herpetofauna Species in Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 57(3): 391-396.

Naumov, B. 2006. A New Record of Eryx jaculus (Reptilia: Boidae) in Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 58(1): 143-144.

Naumov, B., G. Popgeorgiev, Y. Kornilev, D. Plachiyski, A. Stojanov, N. Tzankov. 2020. Distribution and Ecology of the Alpine Newt Ichthyosaura alpestris (Laurenti, 1768) (Amphibia: Salamandridae) in Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 72(1): 83-102.

Naumov, B., G. Popgerogiev, A. Dyugmedzhiev, V. Beshkov. 2020. On the Maximum Sizes in Snake Species (Reptilia: Serpentes) from Bulgaria. – Ecologia Balkanica, 12(2): 13-20.

Naumov, B., L. Tomović. 2005. A case of melanism in Natrix natrix (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Colubridae) in Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 57(2): 253-254.

Naumov, B., L. Tomovic. 2007. A review of distribution and conservation status of Zamenis situla (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Colubridae) in Bulgaria. – Acta Herpetologica, 2(1): 9-12.

Naumov, B., N. Natchev. 2016. A new record of the Blotched snake Elaphe sauromates Pallas, 1811 (Serpentes: Colubridae) from an urbanized habitat in Bulgaria. – ZooNotes, 92: 1-3.

Naumov, B., N. Tzankov, A. Stojanov. 2007. New records of the distribution of Platyceps najadum (Eichwald, 1831) (Reptilia: Colubridae) in Bulgaria. – Historia naturalis bulgarica, 18: p. 160.

Naumov, B., N. Tzankov, G. Popgeorgiev, A. Stojanov, Y. Kornilev. 2011. The Dice Snake (Natrix tessellata) in Bulgaria: Distribution and Morphology. – Mertensiella, 18: 288-297.

Naumov, B., N. Tzankov, K. Donchev, B. Petrov, A. Stojanov, G. Popgeorgiev, I. Mollov, V. Beshkov. 2016. The Herpetofauna (Amphibia and Reptilia) of Vrachanska Planina Mountains - Species Composition, Distribution and Conservation. – In: Bechev, D., D. Georgiev (Eds.): Faunistic diversity of Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park. ZooNotes, Suppl. 3: 231-257.

Naumov, B., N. Tzankov. 2008. First record of Triturus macedonicus (Karaman, 1922) (Amphibia: Salamandridae) in Bulgaria. – Historia naturalis bulgarica, 19: 111-114.

Naumov, B., N. Tzankov. 2009. Sexual size dimorphism in genus Triturus Rafinesque, 1815 (Amphibia: Salamandridae) in Bulgaria - preliminary results. – Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 23(Suppl. 1): 85-88. DOI:10.1080/13102818.2009.10818371

Naumov, B., S. Lukanov, E. Vacheva. 2020. Social media in service of biodiversity conservation: providing new locality for Ichthyosaura alpestris (Laurenti, 1768), a glacial relict in Bulgaria. – Herpetology Notes, 13: 181-183.

Naumov, B., S. Lukanov, E. Vacheva. 2020. Vladimir Beshkov 1935–2019. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 72(1): 165-166.

Naumov, B., S. Lukanov. 2018. Notes on age-related changes in body size and colorpattern in captive Triturus dobrogicus (Kiritzescu, 1903) (Caudata: salamandridae). – Herpetozoa, 30(3/4): 159-168.

Naumov, B., V. Biserkov. 2013. On the Distribution and Subspecies Affiliation of Triturus dobrogicus (Amphibia: Salamandridae) in Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 65(3): 307-313.

Naumov, B., V. Biserkov. 2014. A Simple Non-destructive Method for the Study of the Palatine Teeth of Triturus Newts (Amphibia: Salamandridae). – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 66(1): 121-124.

Popgeorgiev, G., B. Naumov, Y. Kornilev, V,Vergilov, M. Slavchev, S. Lukanov, A. Dyugmedzhiev, A. Stoyanov, D. Dobrev, N. Tzankov. 2019. Diversity and Distribution of Amphibians and Reptiles in the Bulgarian part of the Lower Danube. – In: Shurulinkov, P., Z. Hubenov, S. Beshkov, G. Popgeorgiev (Eds.): Biodiversity of the Bulgarian-Romanian Section of the Lower Dnube. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 283-314.

Popgeorgiev, G., N. Tzankov, Y. Kornilev, B. Naumov, A. Stojanov. 2010. Species diversity of amphibians and reptiles in the special protected area "Besaparski ridove", Southern Bulgaria. – Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 24(Suppl. 1): 661-666. DOI:10.1080/13102818.2010.10817917

Popgeorgiev, G., N. Tzankov, Y. Kornilev, B. Naumov, A. Stoyanov. 2014. Amphibians and Reptiles in Ponor Special Protection Area (Natura 2000), Western Bulgaria: Species Diversity, Distribution and Conservation. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl. 5 (2014): 85-96.

Popgeorgiev, G., N. Tzankov, Y. Kornilev, D. Plachiyski, B. Naumov, A. Stoyanov. 2014. Changes in Agri-environmental Practices Pose a Threat to the Herpetofauna: a Case Study from Besaparski Ridove Special Protection Area (Natura 2000), Southern Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl. 5 (2014): 157-169.

Popgeorgiev, G., Y. Kornilev, N. Natchev, B. Naumov, I. Ivanchev, M. Slavchev, A. Stoyanov, N. Tzankov. 2017. Spatial Distribution of Emys orbicularis (L., 1758) and Mauremys rivulata (Valenciennes, 1833) in the Lower Veleka River, Bulgaria: First Observations. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl. 10: 129-132.

Pulev, A., B. Naumov, L. Domozetski, L. Sakelarieva, G. Manolev. 2019. Distribution and Activity of Caspian Whip Snake Dolichophis caspius (Gmelin, 1789) (Reptilia: Colubridae) in South-Western Bulgaria. – Ecologia Balkanica, Special Edition 2: 116-137.

Pulev, A., B. Naumov, L. Sakelarieva, G. Manolev, L. Domozetski. 2018. Distribution and Seasonal Activity of Eastern Montpellier Snake Malpolon insignitus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827) (Reptilia: Psammophiidae) in South-western Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, Suppl. 12: 51-58.

Pulev, A., L. Sakelarieva, B. Naumov. 2020. New Distributional Records and Another Case of Winter Activity of Malpolon insignitus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827) (Reptilia: Psammophiidae) in South-Western Bulgaria. – ZooNotes, 156: 1-4.

Šmíd, J., T. Aghová, D. Velenská, J. Moravec, P. Balej, B. Naumov, G. Popgeorgiev, N. Üzüm, A. Avci, D. Jablonski. 2021. Quaternary range dynamics and taxonomy of the Mediterranean collared dwarf racer, Platyceps collaris (Squamata: Colubridae). – Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 193(2): 655-672.

Stojanov, A., N. Tzankov, B. Naumov. 2011. Die Amphibien und Reptilien Bulgariens. Frankfurt am Main, Chimaira, 588 pp.

Tzankov, N., B. Naumov, A. Grozdanov, D. Peshev, A. Vasilev. 2009. The herpetofauna of northern Black sea coast. – Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 23(Suppl. 1): 123-126. DOI:10.1080/13102818.2009.10818381

Tzankov, N., B. Naumov, A. Grozdanov. 2009. New data for the vertical distrbution of the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) (Amphibia, Salamandridae) in Bulgaria. – Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 23(Suppl. 1): 121-122. DOI:10.1080/13102818.2009.10818380

Tzankov, N., G. Popgeorgiev, Y. Kornilev, N. Natchev, A. Stoyanov, B. Naumov, I. Ivanchev. 2015. First survey on the invasive Pond slider (Trachemys scripta) in Bulgaria: historic development and current situation. – Hyla, Vol. 2015 (1): 18-27.

Vacheva, E., B. Naumov, N. Tzankov. 2020. Diversity and Habitat Preferences in Lizard Assemblages (Reptilia: Sauria) from Model Territories in Western Bulgaria. – Acta zoologica bulgarica, 72(3): 385-396.

Vacheva, E., B. Naumov. 2020. Diet of the Viviparous lizard Zootoca vivipara (Lichtenstein, 1823) (Reptilia: Lacertidae) from its southern range. – North-Western Journal of Zoology, 16(2): 178-190.

Vacheva, E., B. Naumov. 2022. A contribution to the knowledge on the diet and food preferences of Darevskia praticola (Reptilia: Lacertidae). – Acta Herpetologica, 17(1): 27-36.

Wielstra, B., D. Canestrelli, M. Cvijanović, M. Denoël, A. Fijarczyk, D. Jablonski, M. Liana, B. Naumov, K. Olgun, M. Pabijan, A. Pezzarossa, G. Popgeorgiev, D. Salvi, Y. Si,, N. Sillero, K. Sotiropoulos, P. Zielinski, W. Babik. 2018. The distributions of the six species constituting the smooth newt species complex (Lissotriton vulgaris sensu lato and L. montandoni) - an addition to the New Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles of Europe. – Amphibia-Reptilia, 39(2): 252-259.

Wielstra, B., S. Litvinchuk, B. Naumov, N. Tzankov, J. Arntzen. 2013. A revised taxonomy of crested newts in the Triturus karelinii group (Amphibia: Caudata: Salamandridae), with the description of a new species. – Zootaxa, 3682(3): 441-453.

Бисерков, В., Б. Наумов, Н. Цанков, А. Стоянов, Б. Петров, Д. Добрев, П. Стоев. 2007. Определител на земноводните и влечугите в България. София, Зелени Балкани, 196 с.

Бисерков, В., Б. Петров, Б. Наумов, В. Бешков, Д. Добрев, Д. Духалов, П. Стоев, К. Христов, И. Иванчев. 2005. Опазване на биоразнообразието от земноводни и влечуги - постижения и предстоящи задачи. – В: Петрова, А. (ред.) Съвременно състояние на биоразнообразието в България - Проблеми и перспективи. София, Българска платформа за биоразнообразие, с. 283-292.

Луканов, С., Б. Наумов. 2017. Земноводни и влечуги. – В: Иванова, Н. (ред.): Картиране и оценка на екосистемните услуги във вътрешни влажни зони в България. ИБЕИ-БАН, WEMA, София, с. 125-130.

Моллов, И., Г. Попгеоргиев, Б. Наумов, Д. Георгиев. 2007. Нови данни за разпространението на сирийската чесновница (Pelobates syriacus balcanicus Karaman, 1928) в България. – Научни трудове на Съюза на учените в България-Пловдив, Серия Б. Естествени науки и хуманитарни науки, т. VІІІ. Научна сесия "Техника и технологии, естествени и хуманитарни науки", 26.Х.2006, с. 132-136.

Наумов, Б., М. Лангуров. 2008. Алпийският тритон (Ichthyosaura alpestris) на Витоша - опит за реинтродукция. – В: Велчева, И., А. Цеков (ред.) Юбилейна научна конференция по екология (сборник с доклади), с. 173-180.

Наумов, Б., С. Луканов. 2019. Земноводни и влечуги. – В: Ганева, А. (Ред.): Биоразнообразие в Лозенска планина. ИБЕИ-БАН, София, ISBN: 978-954-9746-46-4, с. 26-29

Цанков, Н., Г. Попгеоргиев, Б. Наумов, А. Стоянов, Ю. Корнилев, Б. Петров, А. Дюгмеджиев, В. Вергилов, Р. Драганова, С. Луканов, А. Вестерстрьом. 2014. Oпределител на земноводните и влечугите в природен парк „Витоша“. София, Дирекция на Природен парк „Витоша“, 248 с.

Affiliation

Department
Ecosystem Research, Environmental Risk Assessment and Conservation Biology
Division
Community Ecology and Conservation Biology

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