9 (2) HERPETOFAUNA OF IRAQ
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issue Volume 9 (2) on the Hepetofauna of Iraq.
First record and
range extension of saw scaled viper, Echis carinatus
sochureki, Stemmler 1969 (Squamata: Viperidae), from
AL-Basra, Southern Iraq.
Hunting impact on the spiny-tailed lizards (Squamata:
Agamidae) in Iraq, with notes on their conservation status.
The Lizard Fauna of Al-Najaf Province, Southern
Iraq. 2015. Mohammed RG, Rastegar-Pouyani N. Karamiani R, Rhadi
FA. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 9(2): 1- 10.
Summary: The AL-Najaf Province in Iraq
possesses varied climatic and geographical conditions leading to a rich
biodiversity. An investigation on the status of lizards in this Province was
carried out from September 2013 to May 2014. A total of 116 specimens were
collected and identified. The collected specimens represented six families, eight
genera, and 11 species and subspecies, including: Agamidae: Phrynocephalus
maculatus maculatus, Trapelus ruderatus ruderatus, Gekkonidae:
Cyrtopodion scabrum, Hemidactylus flaviviridis, Hemidactylus
turcicus and Hemidactylus persicus; Lacertidae: Ophisops elegans
elegans; Scinicidae: Trachylepis aurata septemtaeniata and
Trachylepis vittata; Uromasticydae: Uromastyx aegyptius and
Varanidae: Varanus griseus griseus.
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