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New records of the Diced snake (Natrix tessellata), in the Suez Canal zone and Sinai. Adel A. Ibrahim. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(2):2-4(e42).


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 Diced snake (Natrix tessellata)  xxxx  

Summary: Ten years of herpetological surveys in the Suez Canal zone revealed that Natrix tessellata was most common in fresh water irrigation canals. It is recorded herein for the first time in Port Said and Suez provinces and discovered in Sinai. 


Books to Read. 2012. Craig HassapakisAmphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(2):5-8(e40).

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    Summary: “Books to Read” is Amphibian and Reptile Conservation’s recommended book section that presents and publicizes books related to the “Sustainable Management of Amphibian and Reptile Biodiversity” and related topics.


Field notes on findings of threatened amphibian species in the central mountain range of western Panama. Andreas Hertz, Sebastian Lotzkat, Arcadio Carrizo, Marcos Ponce, Gunther Köhler, and Bruno Streit. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(2):9-30 (e46).

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 Agalychnis lemur  xxx  Oedipina grandis

Summary:Between 2008 and 2010 we detected 53% of the Endangered and 56% of the Critically Endangered amphibian species that have previously been reported from the Cordillera Central of western Panama. We also found species that have not been detected in Panama for many years and report newly discovered populations. There is a need to create a new protected area in the Cerro Colorado area of the Serranía de Tabasará, where we found 15% of the Endangered and Critically Endangered amphibian species known to Panama.

Habitat associations and conservation of Eremias acutirostris (Boulenger, 1887) in the Sistan region, Zabol, Iran. 2013. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Hamzeh Oraie, Azar Khosravani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(2):31-34(e60).

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 Eremias acutirostris habitat    Eremias acutirostris

Summary: During a field survey in the Sistan region of Iran in October 2011, habitat of Eremias acutirostris was surveyed and four specimens of the species were collected. We report a locality situated along the road from Zabol to Doost Mohammad, near the town of Bonjar. The fragile habitat, consist of immobile sand dunes, is situated in proximity to an industrial zone, placing this remnant population under threat of pollution and other anthropogenic edge effects. We call the Zabol Environmental Protection Agency to act and insure the species’ future in Iran.


New country record and range extension of Eremias suphani Başoğlu & Hellmich, 1968 from Iran. 2013. Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Aziz Avci, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Cetin Ilgaz, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani. 2013. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 6(2): 35–39.

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   Eremias suphani


Summary: Iran is located in an area that is bordered by several mountains and contains herpetofaunal constituents from adjacent countries such as Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Turkey. We surveyed several border provinces of Iran to more completely understand the Iranian herpetofauna. During one survey in the northwestern part of Iran we found a species of the genus Eremias that can be added to Iran’s herpetofauna. Previously, the distribution of Eremias suphani was limited to the Van Lake in Turkey (type locality). We compared Iranian samples with E. suphani from Turkey using a molecular marker (Cytochrome b) and confirmed that this species is also present in Iran. The new record of this species is located on the road from Firoragh to Chaldoran in the west of the province of Azarbaijan, Iran.


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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