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New localities of the Kurdistan newt Neurergus microspilotus and Lake Urmia newt Neurergus crocatus (Caudata: Salamandridae) in Iraq. 2013. Al-Sheikhly OF, Nader IA, Rastegar-Pouyani N, Browne RK Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(4): 42–49 (e68).


Omar F. Al-Sheikhly


OMAR F. AL-SHEIKHLY is an ssistant teacher and wildlife expert at the Department of Biology-Collage of Science in the University of Baghdad. I worked as a field team leader, wildlife expert, and provisional photographer in Canada-Iraq Marshland Initiative (CIMI) and Nature Iraq. I trained many Iraqi biologists who working at Iraqi environmental institutes such as Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education (IMHE) and Iraqi Ministry of Environment (IMoE) on wildlife field monitoring methodologies. I studied and photographed most of Iraq wildlife rarities which (Neurergus microspilotus) is one of them.


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 Dr Robert Browne

Dr. Robert Browne Chairperson

Dr. Browne established the Internet based ARC in 2011 and expanded it globally in 2013. Robert is committed to achieving the ARC's goal to provide for the sustainable management of amphibians and reptiles. He has a wide international experience in herpetological conservation and has published over 40 scientific articles on amphibian and reptile conservation. see Biography