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Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Acanthodactylus Fitzinger, 1834 (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in Iran, inferred from mtDNA Sequences.
Phylogenetic relationships of Iranian Acanthodactylus species were investigated using 1407 bp of mitochondrial DNA including 606 bp of cytochrome b and 801 bp of NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4 (ND4).Expand
Sexual dimorphism in Trachylepis aurata transcaucasica Chernov, 1926 (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Zagros Mountains, western Iran
Forty-nine preserved specimens (31 male and 18 female) of Trachylepis aurata transcaucsasica were examined with respect to metric and meristic features and dry skull anatomy to assess sexualExpand
New insights in the taxonomy of the Persian Sand Gecko, Tropiocolotes persicus (Nikolsky, 1903)
Abstract Morphological examination of six specimens of Tropiocolotes persicus (Nikolsky, 1903) collected from two new localities in southern Iran has shed new light on the taxonomy of this enigmaticExpand
On the occurrence of ectoparasite ticks on Trachylepis and Eumeces (Reptilia: Scincidae) in Iran
During field work on the lizards of the Iranian Plateau, it was noticed that some of the lizard specimens were infected by various species of ectoparasitic ticks. In this study the ecto- parasites ofExpand
A New Record of Acanthodactylus cantoris (Sauria: Lacertidae) and Its Comparison with Closely Related A. blanfordi in South- eastern Iran
A new record of Acanthodactylus cantoris from Sistan and Baluchistan in southeastern Iran is presented in this paper, and this lizard is found occurring in the coastal area of the Persian Gulf fromExpand
A new species of Eumeces Wiegmann 1834 (Sauria: Scincidae) from Iran
We describe a new species of skink in the genus Eumeces Wiegmann 1834 from Iran. Eumeces persicus sp. nov. is a medium-sized skink, distinguished by two clear, wide, and brown lateral lines extendingExpand
Sexual dimorphism in Blanford’s Fringe-toed Lizard, Acanthodactylus blanfordi Boulenger, 1918, from Southern Iran
Abstract Detailed investigations carried out on a population of Acanthodactylus blanfordi Boulenger, 1918, from Hormozgan Province, southern Iran, to clarify the presence of sexual dimorphism andExpand
Sexual dimorphism in the Persian Gecko, Hemidactylus persicus Anderson, 1872, in Hormozgan Province, Southern Iran
Abstract 48 specimens (28 females and 20 males) of the Persian gecko, Hemidactylus persicus Anderson, 1872 were studied metrically and meristically to determine the sexual dimorphism in males andExpand
Taxonomic status of Tropiocolotes cf. steudneri with a description of a new species of Tropiocolotes (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in southern Iran.
We review the status of an Iranian gecko population previously referred to Tropiocolotes cf. steudneri and describe it as a new species, Tropiocolotes hormozganensis sp. nov. We discuss the taxonomicExpand
Molecular phylogeny of the genus Eumeces Wiegmann, 1834 (Reptilia: Scincidae) in Iran, inferred from 16s mitochondrial DNA
Phylogenetic relationships among the Eumeces schneiderii princeps and Eumeces schneiderii pavimentatus investigated using 509 bp partial sequences of 16S mitochondrial gene. Analyses were done byExpand