Spartak N. Litvinchuk

Dr. Spartak N. Litvinchuk

Assotiated Researcher

 

Department of Evolutionary cytoecology
Institute of Citology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Tikhoretsky Pr., 4
St. Petersburg
194064
Russia

Telephone: +7 (812) 323-31-40, +7 (812) 247-23-67
Fax: +7 (812) 328-02-21

E-mail: slitvinchuk@yahoo.com

Research Interests

Amphibians, Evolution, Speciation, Hybridization, Genome size, Cytoecology

Field Research

Ukraine, Byelorussia, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and other parts of former Soviet Union; Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Serbia and Montenegro.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Nikolsky's Herpetological Society under the Russian Academy of Sciences since 2000

Selected Publications

Litvinchuk S. N., Rosanov J. M., Borkin L. J. 1998. A case of natural triploidy in a smooth newt, Triturus vulgaris (Linnaeus, 1758), from Russia. Herpetozoa, Wien, 11 (1/2): 93-95.

Litvinchuk S. N., Borkin L. J., Dzukic G., Kalezic M. L., Khalturin M. D., Rosanov Y. M. 1999. Taxonomic status of Triturus karelinii on the Balkans, with some comments about other crested newt taxa. Russ. J. Herpetol., 6 (2): 153-163.

Borissovsky A. G., Borkin L. J., Litvinchuk S. N. and Rosanov J. M. 2000. Morphometric characteristics of European green frogs (Rana esculenta complex) in Udmurtia. Vestnik Udmurtskogo Universiteta, Izhevsk, 5: 70-75 (in Russian).

Borkhvardt V. G., and Litvinchuk S. N. 2000. Epicoracoid overlap indices in newts of the genus Triturus (Amphibia: Salamandridae). Russ. J. Herpetol., 7 (3): 239-240.

Borkin L. J., Rosanov J. M., and Litvinchuk S. N. 2000. Nuclear DNA content in some green toads (Bufo viridis complex) of Turkey and Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol., 7 (3): 171-180.

Litvinchuk S. N., and Borkin L. J. 2000. Intraspecific taxonomy and nomenclature of the Danube crested newt, Triturus dobrogicus. Amphibia-Reptilia, Leiden, 21 (4): 419-430.

Borissovsky A.G., Borkin L. J., Litvinchuk S. N., and Rosanov J. M. 2001. Distribution of green frogs (Rana esculenta complex) in Udmurtia. Vestnik Udmurtskogo Universiteta, Izhevsk, 6: 51-63 (in Russian, with English abstract).

Borkin L. J., Litvinchuk S. N., Milto K. D., Rosanov J. M., and Khalturin M. D. 2001. Cryptic speciation in Pelobates fuscus (Amphibia, Pelobatidae): genome size and biochemical evidences. Doklady Akademii Nauk, 376 (5): 707-709 (in Russian).

Borkin L. J., Litvinchuk S. N., Rosanov J. M., and Milto K. D. 2001. Cryptic speciation in Pelobates fuscus (Anura, Pelobatidae): evidence from DNA flow cytometry. Amphibia-Reptilia, Leiden, 22 (4): 387-396.

Litvinchuk S. N. 2001. First record of paedomorphosis for the smooth newt (Triturus vulgaris) from Ukraine. Russ. J. Herpetol., 8 (1): 77-78.

Litvinchuk S. N., Rosanov J. M., and Borkin L. J. 2001. Natural autotriploidy in the Danube newt, Triturus dobrogicus (Salamandridae). Russ. J. Herpetol., 8 (1): 74-76.

Borkin L. Y., Pashkova I. M., and Litvinchuk S. N. (2002): Differences in muscle thermostability between diploid and tetraploid species of green toads (Bufo viridis complex) of the Middle Asia. Tsitologia, St. Petersburg, 44 (3): 259-262 (in Russian, with English abstract).

Litvinchuk S.N., and Borkin L.J. (2002): Distribution, ecology and conservation status of the Danube crested newt (Triturus dobrogicus) in Ukraine and Moldavia. Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev, 36 (3): 35-44 (in Russian, with English abstract).

Litvinchuk S. N., Kazakov V. I., and Anatsky S. Y. (2002): Use of museum animal collections in molecular-genetic investigations. Uspekhi Sovremennoy Biologii, Moscow, 122 (5): 444-448 (in Russian, with English abstract).

Borkin L. J., Litvinchuk S. N., Mannapova E. I., Pestov M. V., and Rosanov J. M., 2002. The distribution of green frogs (Rana esculenta complex) in Nizhegorodskaya Region, central European Russia. Russ. J. Herpetol., 9 (3): 195-207.

Khalturin M. D., Litvinchuk S. N., Borkin L. J., Rosanov J. M., and Milto K. D. 2003. Genetic variation in two cryptic forms, with different genome size, of the common spadefoot toad, Pelobates fuscus (Pelobatidae, Anura, Amphibia). Tsitologia, St. Petersburg, 45 (3): 308-323 (in Russian, with English abstract).

Borkin L. J., Litvinchuk S. N. and Zuiderwijk A. 2003. Bandmolch, Triturus vittatus (Gray, 1835). In: Grossenbacher K.G. and Thiesmeier B. (Hrg.), Handbuch der Reptilien und Amphibien Europas. Bd. 4/IIA: Schwanzlurche, AULA-Verlag, Wiebelsheim: 555-605.

Litvinchuk S. N., Borkin L. J. and Rosanov J. M. 2003. On distribution of and hybridization between the newts Triturus vulgaris and T. montandoni in western Ukraine. Alytes, Paris, 20 (3-4): 161-168.

Borkin L. J., Litvinchuk S. N., Rosanov J. M., Khalturin M. D., Lada G. A., Borissovsky A. G., Faizulin A. I., Kotserzhinskaya I. M., Novitsky R. V., and Ruchin A. B. 2003. New data on the distribution of two cryptic forms of the common spadefoot toad (Pelobates fuscus) in Eastern Europe. Russ. J. Herpetol., 10 (2): 115-122.

Litvinchuk S. N., and Borkin L. J. 2003. Variation in numbers of trunk vertebrae and of costal grooves in salamanders of the family Hynobiidae. Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 72 (4): 195-209.

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