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  Supporting the Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity

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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).


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).


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).  


A new record of Eremias montanus, Rastegar-Pouyani & Rastegar-Pouyani, 2001 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Kudistan Privince, Western Iran. 2011. Zahed Bahmani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Ahmad Gharzi. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(1):11-14(e21).
On the occurance of ectoparasitic ticks onTrachylepis and Eumeces(Reptilia: Scincidae) in Iran. 2011.Hiva Faizi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Reza Yarani. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(1):7-10(e20).

Distribution of Hemidactylus geckos (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) in Fars Province, Southern Iran. 2011. Ali Gholamifard, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5(1):1-6(e19).  



NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI earned his B.S. in Zoology in 1986 from Razi University Kermanshah, Islamic Republic of Iran, and his M.S. in Zoology in 1991 from Tehran University, where he studied herpetology with a special focus on agamids. He received his Ph.D. in 1999 from Gothenburg University, Sweden, under the supervision of Professor Göran Nilson, working on taxonomy and biogeography of Iranian Plateau agamids, specificallyTrapelus. Since 1996, he has described numerous new taxa of lizards (mainly geckonids, agamids, and lacertids) from the Iranian Plateau. His research interests include taxonomy and biogeography of the herpetofuana of the Iranian Plateau, and in general the Middle East and Central Asia. Nasrullah is currently Head of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Razi University, where he supervises several M.S. and Ph.D. students. Nasrullah co-manages the Conservation Breeding Program for two species of Critically Endangered newts in Iran, the Kurdistan newt (Neurergus microspilotus) and the Loristan newt (N. kaiseri).



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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