Ecology of Kurdistan newt (Neurergus
microspilotus: Salamandridae): Population and conservation with an
appraisal of the potential impact of urbanization. 2013. Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Mohsen Takesh,
Akbar Fattahi, Marzieh Sadeghi, Fatemeh
Khorshidi, and Robert Browne. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(4):30-35(e58).
AKBAR FATTAHI earned his B.S. from Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, in 1993 and his M.S. in
animal biosystematic from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, in 2012 under the supervision of Professor Nasrullah
Rastegar- Pouyani. His M.S. thesis was on ecology and systematics of the Kurdistan newt, Neurergus microspilotus,
in its Iranian distribution range and the tree-frog, Hyla savignyi, in Kermanshah Province, western Iran. His
research interests include ecological and taxonomic investigations on amphibians and reptiles.