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Author's Biography


A new species of Carinatogecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Ilam Province, western Iran. 2011. Behzad Fathinia, Rasoul Karamiani, Hamid Darvishnia, Naghi Heidari, and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(1):61-74(e33)

Rasoul Karmiani


RASOUL KARMIANI earned his B.S. in animal biology from the Lorestan University of Lorestan province, Iran in 2004 and his M.S. in animal biosystematics from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran in 2009. During his graduate education he studied the systematics of the Family Eublepharidae in Iran with special reference to Eublepharis angramainyu (Anderson and Leviton
1966). He also investigated skull comparison of the genera Eublepharis and Asaccus under the advisement of Prof. Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. His research interests include taxonomy, ecology, biology, conservation, and phylogeography.


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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