VOLUME 5 (1) IRAN
INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER - AMPHIBIAN
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Distribution of Hemidactylus geckos (Reptilia,
Gekkonidae) in Fars Province, Southern Iran. 2011.
Ali Gholamifard, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian and Reptile
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On the occurance of
ectoparasitic ticks on Trachylepis and Eumeces (Reptilia: Scincidae) in
Iran. 2011. Hiva Faizi, Nasrullah
Rastegar-Pouyani, Reza Yarani. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
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In the western regions of the Iranian Plateau in
the Zagros Mountains, a single specimen belonging to the genus and
subgenus Eremias Fitzinger, 1834 was collected from the highlands of Badr and Parishan. This
is the first record of Eremias (Eremias) montanus from Kurdistan
in Trapelus ruderatus
ruderatus (Sauria: Agamidae) with notes on the natural
Fathinia, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani.
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A new species
(Squamata: Scincidae) from Maranjab
Desert, Isfahan Province, Iran with a revised key to the genus. 2011. Seyed
Mahdi Kazemi, Masood Farhadi Qomi, Haji Gholi Kami, Steven Clement Anderson.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
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Summary: A new
maranjabensis, is described from Maranjab in the
Kavir Desert in Iran. This new species is distinguished from other
three-fingered, three-toed species by having parietals in contact
posteriorly; prefrontals not in contact with upper labials, 22 scale rows at
midbody, a large fifth supralabial, and a long preocular. A revised key to
the genus is presented.
Notes on the natural history and distribution
stevenandersoni Torki, 2011. 2011.
Sadeghi, Farhang Torki. Amphibian and Reptile
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A brief history and current status of herpetology in
Iran. 2011. Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Hiwa
Faizi, Hamzeh Oraei, Azar Khosravani, Behzad Fathinia, Nastaran Heidari, Rasoul Karamiani,
Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian and Reptile
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Sexual dimorphism in Carinatogecko
heteropholis (Minton, Anderson, and
Anderson, 1970) (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Ilam Province, western
Iran. 2011. Bezad Fathinia, Nasrullah
Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian and Reptile
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Summary: Sexual dimorphism is a widespread
phenomenon in animals, but so far undocumented
heteropholis. In this study, 52 specimens
were collected in Karezan, Ilam province, western Iran. The uni- and
multivariate analyses performed on the morphological data revealed that
females are larger than males. All of the sexual differences were
female-biased, except for the infralabial scales.
Additional information on Misonne's swollen-nose gecko,
Rhinogecko misonnei de Witte, 1973 (Squamata, Geckonidae) in
Iran. Naeim Moradi, Soheil
A. Shafiei, Hadi Fahimi, Siamak Bromand. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(1):54-60.
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Summary: Three adult specimens of
Misonne’s swollen-nose gecko (Rhinogecko
misonnei) were collected in
the west of Dasht-e-Lut desert in eastern Iran during fieldwork conducted
April to August 2009. The new
locality of the species is situated about 100 km west of the type locality.
Information on habitat, pholidosis,
and coloration is given. This record indicates a wider distribution
misonnei in southeastern
Summary: A new keel-scaled gecko, Carinatogecko ilamensis sp. nov. (Squamata:
Gekkonidae), is described from the western foothills of the Zagros Mountains in Ilam Provence,
western Iran. Some information about the habitat of C. ilamensis and the role of the
Zagros Mountains in the isolation and subsequent evolution of Carinatogecko is provided. An updated
key to the genus Carinatogecko is
Analysis of sexual dimorphism in the
Persian long-tailed desert lizard, Mesalina watsonana (Stoliczka, 1872; Sauria:
Lacertidae). Hamzeh Oraie, Azar Khosravani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Sayed Kamran
Ghoreishi. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
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New record of the Western leopard gecko,
Eublepharis angramainyu Anderson & Leviton, 1966 (Sauria:
Eublepharidae) from southeastern Iran. 2011. Naeim
Moradi, Soheila Shafiei. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
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Summary: One adult male specimen of the Western leopard gecko
angramainyu) was collected in southeastern Iran. The new locality of the species is
situated about 600 km east of the type locality and indicates a wider distribution
of Eublepharis angramainyu on the Iranian plateau than previously
thought. Information on morphological characters and habitat is
Summary: Sexual size dimorphism (SSD), was assessed
in a population of Rana (Pelophylax) ridibunda ridibunda Pallas, 1771 from Ilam
Province, western Iran. Twelve metric characters were measured and statistical analyses showed
considerable differences between sexes for measured characters and for each variable the average
female value was larger than for males.
reproduction and conservation of Testudo graeca ibera Pallas 1814
(Reptilia: Testudinidae)in Zagros, western Iran. Reza
Sadeghi and Farhang Torki. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
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Summary: During longtime
fieldwork in the Zagros Mountains, we studied tortoises of the western Iranian plateau. In
this paper we focus on Testudo graeca
ibera. We present the first information about mating
behavior, timing of mating, egg shape, and hatching of this subspecies. In general, our
results on reproduction in T. g.
ibera are different from previous reports.
Additionally, we report anomalous reproductive behavior in T. g. ibera.
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