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Population Genetic Structure of the Endangered Kaiser’s Mountain Newt, Neurergus kaiseri (Amphibia: Salamandridae)
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This analysis revealed a clear divergence between northern populations, located in more humid habitats at higher elevation, and southern populations, from drier habitats at lower elevations regions and an important influence of geographic divergence of the sites in shaping the genetic variation.
Phylogeography and Taxonomic Status of the Greater Mouse-Tailed Bat Rhinopoma microphyllum (Chiroptera: Rhinopomatidae) in Iran
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High genetic diversity in the Iranian population but variation between populations was not statistically significant, and phylogenetic trees and statistical parsimony network showed all Iranian samples were grouped in the same clade and Levant samples belonged to another clade, supporting the hypothesis that all Iranian specimens belong to one subspecies.
Historical explanation of genetic variation in the Mediterranean horseshoe bat Rhinolophus euryale (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome-b and D-loop genes in Iran
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Molecular phylogeography and species distribution modelling suggest that late Quaternary glacial cycles have portrayed a significant role in structuring current population genetic structure and diversity, and shows a massive postglacial range expansion for R. euryale towards higher latitudes in Iran.
Taxonomic Evaluation of the Greater Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in Iran Inferred from the Mitochondrial D-Loop Gene
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It is clear that two subspecific populations are found in Iran: R. f.
New distribution records of cave-dwelling gekkonid lizards (Sauria, Gekkonidae and Phyllodactylidae) in the Zagros Mountains of Iran
The distribution of cave-dwelling lizards of the families Gekkonidae and Phylodactylidae (Sauria) was investigated in the Zagros Mountains of Iran. Obtained information includes new distribution
Taxonomic evaluation of the bent-winged bat (Miniopterus) populations occurring in Iran inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome-b sequences
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The genetic differentiation and taxonomy of the bent-wing bat (Miniopterus) populations occurring in Iran by analyzing the mitochondrial cytochrome-b sequences suggest that the Miniopterus populations in Iran and Azerbaijan are in fact Miniopteru pallidus, whereas the other Turkish samples, together with those from Georgia and western Europe, belong to MiniopterUS schreibersii.
ON DISTRIBUTION AND CONSERVATION STATUS OF Neurergus kaiseri (CAUDATA: SALAMANDRIDAE)
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Morphological characteristics and habitat preferences of Neurergus kaiseri have been described from Taleh Zang stream in southern Zagros Mountains, Iran, in an area not previously known as a habitat for this newt.
Potential geographic distribution and habitat suitability of the Greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in Iran
We present a review of earlier records of the greater horseshoe bat distribution in Iran together with new distribution records of this bat obtained during recent years (2012–2016). The present study
Population Genetic Structure and Phylogeography of the Small Mouse-Tailed Bat, Rhinopoma muscatellum Thomas, 1903 (Chiroptera: Rhinopomatidae) in Iran Inferred from Mitochondrial DNA
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Results of mismatch distribution analysis, neutrality test, and haplotype networks indicated a recent population expansion, and all Iranian samples were grouped in the same clade as R. muscatellum seianum.
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