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Dr Vladislav Vergilov
Dr Vladislav Vergilov. Photo: (c) Sylvia Georgieva

Vladislav Vergilov

(Senior Assistant, Dr)

Born: 2 July 1988, Montana. Herpetologist.
Education: 2013 г. — SU St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Biology, biologist — master of zoology of vertebrates; 2017 г. — SU St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Biology, doctor of zoology (zoology of vertebrates).

Research interests

Herpetology, evolution, functional morphology, zoology of vertebrates, palaeontology.


'Intraspecific morphological differentiation in Ablepharus kitaibelii in relation to geographic gradients.' Project Synthesys. 2014—2015.
Developing/updating management plans for reserves and maintained reserves in the territorial scope of the RIEW–Stara Zagora. Project 'Activities on sustainable management of reserves and maintained reserves — exclusive state property within the territorial scope of the RIEW–Stara Zagora reserves — Kutelka, Gorna Topchia, Kamenshtitsa'. PRISMA-NISHAVA. Contract No KPN-II-14/01.20.2014.
Development of management plans in relation to the implementation of the project BG161PO005/11/3/3.2/05/26 — financed under OP 'Environment 2007—2013' — 'Development of management plans for each of the four reserves — Kupena, Mantaritsa, Beglika, Dupkata, in the territorial scope of RIEW–Pazardzhik'. PRISMA-NISHAVA. Contract No KPN-III-14/02.20.2014.
'Field studies of the distribution and abundance of amphibians and reptiles'. Project No DIR 5113024-1-48, procedure BG161PO005/11/3.0/03/24, order RD-23/13.01.2012, financed under OP 'Environment 2007—2013'. Contract No 64/2014.
'Study on the biomechanics of the cranio-cervical complex in lower tetrapods, using high-speed cinematography and computer tomography. Project 'Science and Business' at MES. Contract — DO4-166/03.31.2014. Project reference number — 94-1986/01.30.14.
'Mapping and determining the conservation status of natural habitats and species — phase I' — field expert. Project, funded by the EU Framework Program. The project aims mapping of species and their habitats from Annex II of the Directive 92/43 of EEC and determining the conservation status at level Natura 2000 protected areas, of biogeographical and national level. 2011—2013.

Most recent publications

Zlatkov, B., Vergilov, V., Sivilov, O., Pérez Santa‑Rita, J. V., Baixeras, J., 2022. New approaches for studying the functional anatomy of the phallus in Lepidoptera. — Zoomorphology. doi:10.1007/s00435-022-00566-4 [PDF]

Vergilov, V., Tzankov, N., Kornilev, Y., Popgeorgiev, G., 2022. Ecology of the small Snake-eyed Skink Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833) in a NW Bulgaria population. — The North-Western Journal of Zoology, 18 (1): 40—46. [PDF]

Slavchev, M., Dyugmedzhiev, A., Vergilov, V., 2022. Pelobates fuscus (Common Spadefoot Toad) and Pelophylax ridibundus (Marsh Frog). Interspecific amplexus. — Herpetological Review, 53 (3): 474. [PDF]

Vergilov, V., Tzankov, N., 2021. Giant pelobatid fossil larva from the middle Miocene of Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 43 (3): 29—42. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.43.031

Vergilov, V., Dyugmedzhiev, A., Georgieva, S., Slavchev, M., 2021. A case of Emys orbicularis (L.) feeding on newts from Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 43 (2): 25—27. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.43.021

Nedyakov, N., Vergilov, V., Zlatkov, B., 2021. Penis morphology of two European mole species (Soricomorpha, Talpidae). — Biologia. doi:10.1007/s11756-021-00738-5

Jablonski, D., Sillero, N., Oskyrko, O., Bellati, A., Čeirāns, A., Cheylan, M., Cogălniceanu, D., Crnobrnja-Isailović, J., Crochet, P.-A., Crottini, A., Doronin, I., Džukić, G., Geniez, P., Ilgaz, Ç., Iosif, R., Jandzik, D., Jelić, D., Litvinchuk, S., Ljubisavljević, K., Lymberakis, P., Mikulíček, P., Mizsei, E., Moravec, J., Najbar, B., Pabijan, M., Pupins, M., Sourrouille, P., Strachinis, I., Szabolcs, M., Thanou, E., Tzoras, E., Vergilov, V., Vörös, J., Gvoždík, V., 2021. The distribution and biogeography of slow worms (Anguis, Squamata) across the Western Palearctic, with an emphasis on secondary contact zones. — Amphibia-Reptilia. doi:10.1163/15685381-bja10069

Zlatkov, B., Stefanov, S., Gashtarov, V., Vergilov, V., 2020. New records of Hierodula transcaucasica Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 (Mantodea) from Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 41: 99—101. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.41.12003

Nikolov, V., Dochev, D., Pavlishina, P., Brusatte, S., Yaneva, M., Konyovska, R., Vergilov, V., Simov, N., Spassov, N., Hristova, L., 2020. Welcome to “Cretaceous Park”: Three years of research at the Late Cretaceous tetrapod fossil site near the town of Tran, Western Srednogorie. — Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society, 81 (3): 141—143.

Kornilev, Y., Lukanov, S., Pulev, A., Slavchev, M., Vacheva, E., Vergilov, V., Mladenov, V., Georgieva, R., Popgeorgiev, G., 2020. The Alien Pond Slider Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) in Bulgaria: Future Prospects for an Established and Reproducing Invasive Species. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 72 (4): 571—581.

More complete list of publications — section e-Natura | Staff publications