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Phylogenetic relationships among Agamid lizards of the Laudakia caucasia species group: testing hypotheses of biogeographic fragmentation and an area cladogram for the Iranian Plateau.
Phylogenetic relationships within the Laudakia caucasia species group on the Iranian Plateau were investigated using 1708 aligned bases of mitochondrial DNA sequence from the genes encoding ND1Expand
Evaluating trans-tethys migration: an example using acrodont lizard phylogenetics.
A phylogenetic tree for acrodont lizards (Chamaeleonidae and Agamidae) is established based on 1434 bases (1041 informative) of aligned DNA positions from a 1685-1778 base pair region of theExpand
Neogene climatic oscillations shape the biogeography and evolutionary history of the Eurasian blindsnake.
Typhlops vermicularis is the only extant scolecophidian representative occurring in Europe. Its main distribution area, the eastern Mediterranean, has a complicated geological and climatic historyExpand
Biometrical Study of Artemia urmiana (Anostraca: Artemiidae) Cysts Harvested from Lake Urmia (West Azerbaijan, Iran)
Artemia urmiana was reported from Lake Urmia by Gunther in 1899. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the diameter of untreated and decapsulated cysts and chorion thickness at 26Expand
Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Anatolian lizard Apathya (Squamata, Lacertidae).
Apathya is a lacertid genus occurring mainly in south-east Turkey and its adjacent regions (part of Iran and Iraq). So far two morphological species have been attributed to the genus; A. cappadocicaExpand
The genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda). I. True and false taxonomical descriptions
The brine shrimp Artemia is important for aquaculture since it is highly nutritious. It is also used widely in biological studies because it is easy to culture. The aim of the present study is toExpand
Sexual Dimorphism in Laudakia erythrogastra (Sauria: Agamidae) from Khorasan Razavi Province, Northeastern Iran
To investigate patterns of sexual dimorphism in the topotypes of Laudakia erythrogastra , seven morphometric and seven meristic characters were examined in 21 specimens including nine males and 12Expand
Taxonomy and biogeography of the Iranian species of Laudakia (Sauria: Agamidae)
Abstract At least 5 species of the genus Laudakia Gray, 1845, as one of the representatives of the western radiation of the Agamidae, occur on the Iranian Plateau. Based on extensive field research,Expand
A New Species of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Fars Province, South-Central Iran
A new species of the lacertid genus and subgenus Eremias is described based on material collected by the senior author from 150 km northeast of Shiraz, Fars province, south-central Iran at about 1800Expand