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The Aurignacian in the Zagros region: new research at Yafteh Cave, Lorestan, Iran
The Yafteh cave in Iran has an intact Aurignacian sequence over 2m deep. First explored by Frank Hole and Kent Flannery in the 1960s, its strata and assemblage are here re-evaluated at first hand byExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of the Iranian Plateau five-toed jerboa, Allactaga (Dipodidea: Rodentia), inferred from mtDNA
Abstract The five-toed jerboas of the genus Allactaga inhabit arid areas of Asia and North Africa and are widely distributed in deserts, semideserts, and steppe regions of Iran. Many morphologicalExpand
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Eurasian house mouse (Mus musculus L.) differentiation at microsatellite loci identifies the Iranian plateau as a phylogeographic hotspot
BackgroundThe phylogeography of the house mouse (Mus musculus L.), an emblematic species for genetic and biomedical studies, is only partly understood, essentially because of a sampling bias towardsExpand
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Genetic transition in the house mouse, Mus musculus of Eastern Iranian Plateau
A b s t r a c t . Mice belonging to the Mus musculus species complex from the north-eastern Iranian Plateau (Khorasan province) have been genetically characterised for allozymic variation,Expand
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Chromosomal diversity in the genus Microtus at its southern distributional margin in Iran
Abstract. We karyotyped six species of Microtus voles collected along the southern edge of their range in northern and western Iran. Diploid and fundamental numbers were as follows: M. socialis andExpand
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The south‐eastern house mouse Mus musculus castaneus (Rodentia: Muridae) is a polytypic subspecies
Accurate knowledge of the biogeographic history and precise characterization of the genetic make-up of a taxon are essential to investigate speciation processes and achieve sound evolutionaryExpand
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Patterns of morphological evolution in the mandible of the house mouse Mus musculus-Rodentia: Muridae
The worldwide distributed house mouse, Mus musculus, is subdivided into at least three lineages, Mus musculus musculus, Mus musculus domesticus, and Mus musculus castaneus. The subspecies occurExpand
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Evolutionary history of the Persian Jird, Meriones persicus, based on genetics, species distribution modelling and morphometric data
The Persian Jird, Meriones persicus, is distributed from Eastern Anatolia to Afghanistan and western Pakistan. Six subspecies were described based on skull features and coat colours, but the validityExpand
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Increased species diversity of brush-tailed mice, genus Calomyscus (Calomyscidae, Rodentia), in the Zagros Mountains, western Iran
Abstract Two species of the brush-tailed mice (family Calomyscidae) have been identified in western Iran: Calomyscus bailwardi and Calomyscus urartensis. Three separate karyotypes have been recordedExpand
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Reevaluation of the taxonomic status of sand boas of the genus Eryx (Daudin, 1803) (Serpentes: Boidae) in northeastern Iran
Based on the most comprehensive work on Iranian snakes to date, 4 species of the boid snakes of the genus Eryx (Daudin, 1803), E. tataricus (Lichtenstein, 1823), E. miliaris (Pallas, 1773), E.Expand
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