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Dr Vladislav Vergilov
Dr Vladislav Vergilov

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, ecology, 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.


Vergilov, V., Zlatkov, B., Tzankov, N., 2017. Hemipenial differentiation in the closely related congeners Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Bory de St-Vincent, 1833), and Ablepharus budaki Göcmen, Kumlutas & Tosunoglu, 1996 (Squamata: Sauria: Scincidae). — Herpetozoa, 30 (1/2): 39—48. [PDF]

Vergilov, V., Natchev, N., 2017. First record of tail bifurcations in the Snake-eyed skink (Ablepharus kitaibelii Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833) from Pastrina hill (northwestern Bulgaria). — Arxius de Miscellània Zoològica, accepted.

Vergilov, V., Hristov, G., Lukanov, S., Lambevska, A., Tzankov, N., 2016. First record of Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833) in Montenegro. — Biharean Biologist, 10 (1): 65—66. [PDF]

Natchev, N., Tzankov, N., Vergilov, V., Kummer, S., Handschuh, S., 2015. Functional morphology of a highly specialised pivot joint in the cranio-cervical complex of the minute lizard Ablepharus kitaibelii in relation to feeding ecology and behaviour. — Contributions to Zoology, 84 (1) 13—23. [PDF]

Vergilov, V., Tzankov, N., 2014. Influence of environmental factors on the morphology of the Snake-eyed skink Ablepharus kitaibelii (Reptilia: Scincidae) in Eastern Balkans. — Acta zoologica bulgarica, 66 (2): 217—224. [PDF]

Tzankov, N., Popgeorgiev, G. S., Naumov, B., Stojanov, A., Kornilev, Y. V., Petrov, B., Dyugmedzhiev, A., Vergilov, V., Dragomirova, R., Lukanov, S., Westerström, A., 2014. Identification guide to the amphibians and reptiles in Vitosha Nature Park. — Directorate of Vitosha Nature Park, Sofia, 248 pp. [PDF]