Main publications

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Chernigova, P., Ermakov, O., Lisachev, A. Svinin A., Simonov E. Multiplex PCR assay to distinguish among three widespread brown frog species // Conservation Genetics Resources, 2023.

Svinin A.O., Chikhlyaev I.V., Bashinskiy I.W., Osipov V.V., Neymark L.A., Ivanov A.Y., Stoyko T.G., Chernigova P.I., Ibrogimova P.K., Litvinchuk S.N., & Ermakov O.A. Diversity of trematodes from the amphibian anomaly P hotspot: Role of planorbid snails // PLoS ONE, 2023. 18(3): e0281740.

Svinin A.O., Bashinskiy I.V., Ermakov O.A., Litvinchuk S.N. Effects of minimum Strigea robusta (Digenea: Strigeidae) cercariae doses and localization of cysts on the anomaly P manifestation in Pelophylax lessonae (Anura: Ranidae) tadpoles // Parasitology Research, 2023. 122(3):889-894.


Svinin A.O., Ermakov O.A., Litvinchuk S.N. The incidence of the anomaly P syndrome in water frogs (Anura, Ranidae, Pelophylax) from the Middle Volga River (Russia) // Herpetozoa, 2022. 35: 283-288.

Svinin A.O., Matushkina K.A., Dedukh D.V., Bashinskiy I.V., Ermakov O.A., Litvinchuk S.N. Strigea robusta (Digenea: Strigeidae) infection effects on the gonadal structure and limb malformation in toad early development // Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, 2022. 1-12.


Svinin A.O. Anomaly P in amphibians: A new insight into an old problem // International Academic Conference on Herpetological Biodiversity and Conservation in Eurasia & 2021 Annual Academic Conference of Chinese Herpetological Society. Chengdu, China. 2nd - 5th November, 2021. P. 58 - 59.

Svinin A.O., Matushkina K.A., Dedukh D.V., Bashinskiy I.V., Ermakov O.A., Litvinchuk S.N. Manifestation of the anomaly P in Palaearctic toads caused by trematode Strigea robusta metacercariae // Problems of Herpetology: Program and abstracts of the VIII congress of the A.M. Nikolsky Herpetological Society (NHS) of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Current herpetological research in Eurasia” (edited by E.A. Dunayev and N.A. Poyarkov [et al.]). Moscow: KMK Scientific Press, 2021. P. 231-233. [In Russian with English Abstract]

Svinin A.O. Effect of Strigea robusta (Digenea: Strigeidae) metacercariae on development of brown frog tadpoles // 13th European Multicolloquium of Parasitology, Belgrade, Serbia. October 12-16, 2021. p. 265.

Litvinchuk S.N., Svinin A.O., Dujsebayeva T.N. Morphological differentiation between diploid and polyploid species of green toads (Anura: Bufonidae: Bufotes) in Central Asia // Bonn Zoological Bulletin, 2021. 70 (2): 361–371.

Kukushkin O., Ermakov O., Gherghel I., Lukonina S., Svinin A., Doronin I., Simonov E., Jablonski D. The mitochondrial phylogeography of the Crimean endemic lizard Darevskia lindholmi (Sauria, Lacertidae): Hidden diversity in an isolated mountain system // Vertebrate Zoology 71, 2021, 559–576. DOI: 10.3897/vz.71.e62729.

Svinin A.O., Dedukh D.V., Borkin L.J., Ermakov O.A., Ivanov A.Y., Litvinchuk Y.S., Zamaletdinov R.I., Mikhaylova R.I., Trubyanov A.B., Skorinov D.V., Rosanov Y.M., and Litvinchuk S.N. Genetic structure, morphological variation, and gametogenic peculiarities in water frogs (Pelophylax) from northeastern European Russia // Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 2020; 59: 646–662. DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12447


Bashinskiy I. V., Stoyko T. G., Senkevich V. A., Svinin A. O., Katsman E. A., and Osipov V. V. Structure and dynamics of mollusk communities of small oxbow lakes and the determining factors (the Khoper River Valley, Penza Oblast) // Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 2020, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 631–642. DOI: 10.1134/S1995425520060037

Ruchin A, Artaev O, Sharapova E, Ermakov O, Zamaletdinov R, Korzikov V, Bashinsky I, Pavlov A, Svinin AO, Ivanov A, Tabachishin V, Klenina A, Ganshchuk S, Litvinov N, Chetanov N, Vlasov A, Vlasova O Occurrence of the amphibians in the Volga, Don River basins and adjacent territories (Russia): research in 1996-2020. Biodiversity Data Journal, 2020. 8: e61378. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.8.e61378

Svinin A.O., Bashinskiy I.V., Litvinchuk S.N., Ermakov O.A., Ivanov A.Yu., Neymark L.A., Vedernikov A.A., Osipov V.V., Drobot G.P., and Dubois A. Strigea robusta causes polydactyly and severe forms of Rostand’s anomaly P in water frogs // Parasites & Vectors 13 (381). DOI: 10.1186/s13071-020-04256-2

Vedernikov A.A., Svinin A.O., Ermakov O.A., Chelyadnikova Y.A., Musatov G.A., and Drobot G.P. Granulomatous inflammations in the intestine of Pelophylax ridibundus (Anura: Ranidae) caused by Brandesia turgida (Plathelminthes: Digenea) // Nature Conservation Research. Заповедная наука 2020. 5(Suppl.2): 72-76. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2020.027

Dubinin M.V., Tenkov K.S., Svinin A.O., Samartsev V.N., and Belosludtsev K.N. Effect of Triclosan on the Functioning of Liver Mitochondria and Permeability of Erythrocyte Membranes of Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus (Pallas, 1771)) // The Journal of Membrane Biology, 2020. 253: 1–10. DOI: 10.1007/s00232-019-00099-w

Svinin A.O., Ermakov O.A., Litvinchuk S.N., and Bashinskiy I.V. The anomaly P syndrome in green frogs: the history of discovery, morphological features and possible causes // Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS, 2020. 324(1): 108–123. DOI: 10.31610/trudyzin/2020.324.1.108 [In Russian]


Svinin A.O., Bashinskiy I.V., Osipov V.V., Neymark L.A., Ivanov A.Yu, Ermakov O.A., and Litvinchuk S.N. New records of the anomaly P syndrome in two water frog species (Pelophylax ridibundus and P. lessonae) in Russia // Herpetozoa, 2019. 32: 277-281.DOI: 10.3897/herpetozoa.32.e47205

Svinin A. O., Bashinskiy I.V., Litvinchuk S.N., Neymark L.A., Ivanov A.Y., Ermakov O.A., Vedernikov A.A., and Dubois A. Planorbarius corneus is an intermediate host of the infectious agent of Rostand’s “anomaly P” in green frogs // Russian Journal of Herpetology, 2019. 26(6): 349 – 353. DOI: 10.30906/1026-2296-2019-26-6-349-353

Svinin A.O., Bashinskiy I.V., Litvinchuk S.N., Neymark L.A., Osipov V.V., Katsman E.A., Ermakov O.A., Ivanov A.Y., Vedernikov A.A., Drobot G.P., and Dubois A. First record of the Jean Rostand’s “anomaly P” in the marsh frog, Pelophylax ridibundus, in central Russia // Alytes, 2019. 37: 31–45.

Dedukh D., Litvinchuk J., Svinin A., Litvinchuk S., Rosanov J., and Krasikova A. Variation in hybridogenetic hybrid emergence between populations of water frogs from the Pelophylax esculentus complex // PLoS ONE, 2019. 14(11): e0224759. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224759

Ermakov O., Ivanov A., Titov S., Svinin A., and Litvinchuk S. New multiplex PCR method for identification of east European green frog species and their hybrids // Russian Journal of Herpetology, 2019. Vol. 26. No. 6. P. 367-370. DOI: 10.30906/1026-2296-2019-26-6-367-370

Ivanov A.Yu., Ruchin A.B., Fayzulin A.I., Chikhlyaev I.V., Litvinchuk S.N., Kirillov A.A., Svinin A.O., and Ermakov O.A. The first record of natural transfer of mitochondrial DNA from Pelophylax cf. bedriagae into P. lessonae (Amphibia, Anura) // Nature Conservation Research. 2019. Vol. 4(2). P. 125–128. DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2019.020

Dubinin M.V., Svinin A.O., Vedernikov A.A., Starinets V.S., Tenkov K.S., Belosludtsev K.N., and Samartsev V.N. Effect of hypothermia on the functional activity of liver mitochondria of grass snake (Natrix natrix): inhibition of succinate-fueled respiration and K+ transport, ROS-induced activation of mitochondrial permeability transition // Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes. 2019 Jun; 51(3): 219-229. DOI: 10.1007/s10863-019-09796-6


Fayzulin A.I., Zamaletdinov R.I., Litvinchuk S.N., Rosanov J.M., Borkin L.J., Ermakov O.A., Ruchin A.B., Lada G.A., Svinin A.O., Bashinskiy I.V., and Chikhlyaev I.V. Species composition and distributional peculiarities of green frogs (Pelophylax esculentus complex) in protected areas of the Middle Volga Region (Russia) // Nature Conservation Research, 2018. Vol. 3, Supl. 1: 1–16. DOI:10.24189/NCR.2018.056 [in Russian]

Faizulin A. I., Svinin A. O., Ruchin A. B., Skorinov D. V., Borkin L. J., Rosanov Yu. M., Kuzovenko A. E., and Litvichuk S. N. Distribution and contact zone of two forms of the green toad from the Bufotes viridis complex (Anura, Amphibia), differing in genome size, in the Volga Region // Current Studies in Herpetology, 2018, vol. 18, iss. 1–2, pp. 35–45 [in Russian]

Svinin A.O., Bashinskiy I.V., Neymark L.А., Katsman E.A., and Osipov V.V. Morphological Deformities in Anuran Amphibians from the Khoper River Valley in the “Privolzhskaya Lesostep’” Nature Reserve and Adjacent Territories // The Second International conference “Amphibian and reptiles anomalies and pathology: methodology, evolutionary significance, monitoring and environmental health”, KnE Life Sciences, 2018: 150–155. DOI: 10.18502/kls.v4i3.2117


Faizulin A.I., Lada G.A., Litvinchuk S.N., Korzikov V.A., Svinin A.O., Zaks M.M., Rosanov Y.M., Kuzovenko A.E., Zamaletdinov R.I., and Ermakov O.A. On distribution of the edible frog Pelophylax esculentus (Linnaeus, 1758) on the territory of the Volga river drainage // Tambov University Reports. Series: Natural and Technical Sciences, 2017, 22(5): 809-817. DOI: 10.20310/1810-0198-2017-22-5-809-817 [In Russian]


Svinin A.O., Ivanov A.Yu., Zaks M.M., Litvinchuk S.N., Borkin L.J., Rosanov J.M., and Ermakov O.A. Distribution of the «eastern» and «western» forms of the marsh frog, Pelophylax ridibundus, and their participation in the origin of hemiclonal hybrids, P. esculentus in Mari El Republic // Current Studies in Herpetology, 2015. 15(3/4): 120 - 129. [In Russian]

Svinin A.O. Distribution, types of population systems, and morphological variation of green frogs of the hybridogenic Pelophylax esculentus complex in the northeast of their ranges // PhD (Candidate of Biological Sciences in Russia) thesis, 03.02.04 Zoology, Tomsk, 2016. 24 p. [In Russian]


Svinin A.O., Litvinchuk S.N., Borkin L.J., Rosanov J.M. Distribution and population system types of green frogs (Pelophylax Fitzinger, 1843) in Mari El Republic // Current Studies in Herpetology, 2013, 13(3/4): 137-147. [In Russian]