Issue 6, Volume 5, Number 1 (2011 to 2012)
Hemidactylus geckos (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) in Fars Province,
Southern Iran. 2011. Ali
Gholamifard, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian
and Reptile Conservation 5(1):1-6(e19).
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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
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Summary: 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
Sexual dimorphism in Trapelus
ruderatus ruderatus (Sauria: Agamidae)
with notes on the natural history. Bezad
Fathinia, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian and Reptile
Conservation 5 (1):15-22(e22).
A new species of Ophiomorus (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
species, Ophiomorus 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 of Carinatogecko stevenandersoni Torki,
2011. 2011. Reza Sadeghi, Farhang Torki.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
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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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dimorphism in Carinatogecko heteropholis (Minton,
Anderson, and Anderson, 1970) (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Ilam Province, western
Iran. 2011. Bezad
Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(1):47-53(e27).
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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.
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(e31).
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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 of Rhinogecko misonnei in southeastern Iran.
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 5(1):88-91(e36).
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Summary: One adult male specimen of
the Western leopard gecko (Eublepharis 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
angramainyu on the Iranian plateau than previously thought. Information on morphological characters and habitat
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.
Notes on reproduction
and conservation of Testudo graeca ibera Pallas 1814 (Reptilia: Testudinidae)in
Zagros, western Iran. Reza Sadeghi and Farhang Torki.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(1):98-104 (e45).
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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.