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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 ND1 (subunit one of NADH dehydrogenase) and COI, and every branch of the phylogenetic tree is well supported.
Evaluating trans-tethys migration: an example using acrodont lizard phylogenetics.
Three historical events may be responsible for the sharp faunal barrier between Southeast Asia and Australia-New Guinea, known as Wallace's line: primary vicariance caused by plate separations, secondary contact of Southeast Asian plates with Eurasia, leading to dispersal from Eurasia into Southeast Asia, and introduction of different biotic elements to Asia by way of separate Gondwanan plates.
Neogene climatic oscillations shape the biogeography and evolutionary history of the Eurasian blindsnake.
Biometrical Study of Artemia urmiana (Anostraca: Artemiidae) Cysts Harvested from Lake Urmia (West Azerbaijan, Iran)
There was a high variation in cyst diameter among the different localities in Lake Urmia and it was shown that this lake consists of recognizable sections producing cysts with different hatching characteristics, which can be used for diverse aquacultural purposes.
Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Anatolian lizard Apathya (Squamata, Lacertidae).
The genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda). I. True and false taxonomical descriptions
The present study indicates the existence of seven species of brine shrimp Artemia: three living in the Americas, one in Europe, and three in Asia.
A new species of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from highlands of Kermanshah Province, western Iran
Sexual Dimorphism in Laudakia erythrogastra (Sauria: Agamidae) from Khorasan Razavi Province, Northeastern Iran
Results show that males of Laudakia erythrogastra having more pronounced ornamentation and are darker in coloration than the females and males bearing longer head and limbs with regard to their body compared to females.
Taxonomy and biogeography of the Iranian species of Laudakia (Sauria: Agamidae)
Different ideas concerning the nomenclature of the Palaearctic ring-tailed, rock-dwelling agamids are discussed and the generic name Laudakia Gray is adopted as the best-fitted alternative.
Comparison of geographic variations in Typhlops vermicularis (Merrem, 1820) (Ophidia: Typhlopidae) from the Iranian plateau with Turkey and Turkmenistan
Results showed that despite the vast distribution range of this species, there is no significant difference among populations of T. vermicularis in various regions of the Iranian plateau and between populations from within the plateau and outside of it.