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Sustainable Management of the Iranian Plateau Herpetofauna.

A conservation reassessment of the Critically Endangered, Lorestan newt Neurergus kaiseri (Schmidt 1952)  in Iran.

Conservation status of the Kurdistan Newt Neurergus microspilotus in Kermanshah and Kurdistan Provinces, Iran.

New Record of Apathya cappadocica muhtari (Eiselt, 1979) (Sauria: Lacertidae) with notes on the natural history and distribution from Iran.

Sexual dimorphism of the Yassujian lizard, Apathya yassujica (Nilson et al, 2003) (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Iran.

SPECIAL MEXICO ISSUE 7(1) link to ARC site

A conservation reassessment of the reptiles of Mexico based on the EVS measure.

A taxonomic reevaluation and conservation assessment of the common cantil, Agkistrodon bilineatus (Squamata: Viperidae): a race against time.

Taxonomic reassessment and conservation status of the beaded lizard, Heloderma horridum (Squamata: Helodermatidae).

A reassessment of the conservation status of the amphibians of Mexico based on the EVS measure.
Patterns of physiographic distribution and conservation status of the herpetofauna of Michoacán, Mexico.


Sexual size dimorphism in Neurergus kaiseri (Caudata: Salamandridae) in south-western Zagros Mountains, Iran.

Conservation biology, husbandry, and captive breeding of the endemic Anatolia newt, Neurergus strauchii Steindachner (1887) (Amphibia: Caudata: Salamandridae).

Ecology of Kurdistan newt (Neurergus microspilotus: Salamandridae): Population and conservation with an appraisal of the potential impact of urbanization.

Rediscovery of the Lake Urmia newt, Neurergus crocatus Cope, 1862 (Caudata: Salamandridae) in northwestern Iran after 150 years.

New localities of the Kurdistan newt Neurergus microspilotus and Lake Urmia newt Neurergus crocatus (Caudata: Salamandridae) in Iraq.


We are currently accepting submissions for this Issue. Topics include amphibian and reptile biodiversity in developed areas, relationships between in situ and ex situ programs, the use of media, landscape architecture, reproduction technologies, and biodiversity conservation.

GENERAL ISSUE 6(2) link to ARC site

New records of the Diced snake (Natrix tessellata), in the Suez Canal zone and Sinai.
Field notes on findings of threatened amphibian species in the central mountain range of western Panama.
Habitat associations and conservation of Eremias acutirostris (Boulenger, 1887) in the Sistan region, Zabol, Iran.
New country record and range extension of Eremias suphani Başoğlu & Hellmich, 1968 from Iran.

VARANUS LIZARDS 6(1) link to ARC site

Conservation of Varanus Lizards in the face of climate change and other threats.

GIANT SALAMANDERS 5(4) link to ARC site

Survey techniques for giant salamanders (Cryptobranchidae) and other aquatic Caudata.

The giant salamanders (Cryptobranchidae): Part A. palaeontology, phylogeny, genetics, and morphology.

The giant salamanders (Cryptobranchidae): Part B. Biogeography, ecology and reproduction.

In vitro culture of skin cells from biopsies from the Critically Endangered Chinese giant salamander, Andrias davidianus (Blanchard, 1871) (Amphibia, Caudata, Cryptobranchidae).

A survey for the Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus; Blanchard, 1871) in the Qing- hai Province.


Zoo based amphibian research and Conservation Breeding Programs (CBPs).

Is there a chance for conservation breeding? Ex situ management, reproduction, and early life stages of the Harlequin toad Atelopus flavescens Duméril & Bibron, 1841 (Amphibia: Anura: Bufonidae).

The conservation breeding of two foot-flagging frog species from Borneo, Staurois parvus and Staurois guttatus.

Building capacity to implement conservation breeding programs for frogs in Madagascar: Results from year one of Mitsinjo’s amphibian husbandry research and captive breeding facility.

Captive management and breeding of the Critically Endangered Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree)(Moore 1953) at Taronga and Melbourne Zoos.

SRI LANKA 5(2) link to ARC site

The herpetofauna of a small and unprotected patch of tropical rainforest in Morningside, Sri Lanka.

Predator-induced plasticity in tadpoles of Polypedates cruciger (Anura: Rhacophoridae).

Morphology and ecology of Microhyla rubra (Anura: Microhylidae) tadpoles from Sri Lanka.

Conservation of biodiversity in a hotspot: Sri Lanka’s amphibians and reptiles.

Range extension for Duttaphrynus kotagamai (Amphibia: Bufonidae) and a preliminary checklist of herpetofauna from the Uda Mäliboda Trail in Samanala Nature Reserve, Sri Lanka.

Herpetofaunal diversity and distribution in Kalugala proposed forest reserve, Western province of Sri Lanka.

Herpetofauna in the Kaluganga upper catchment of the Knuckles Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka.

Calotes nigrilabris Peters, 1860 (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae): a threatened highland agamid lizard in Sri Lanka.

Territorial and site fidelity behavior of Lyriocephalus scutatus (Agamidae: Draconinae) in Sri Lanka.

Habitat preferences of the endemic shrub frog Pseudophilautus regius (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005) at Mihintale Sanctuary, Sri Lanka.

IRAN 5(1) link to ARC site

Distribution of Hemidactylus geckos (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) in Fars Province, Southern Iran.

On the occurance of ectoparasitic ticks on Trachylepis and Eumeces (Reptilia: Scincidae) in Iran.

A new record of Eremias montanus, Rastegar-Pouyani & Rastegar-Pouyani, 2001 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Kudistan Privince, Western Iran.

Sexual dimorphism in Trapelus ruderatus ruderatus (Sauria: Agamidae) with notes on the natural history.

A new species of Ophiomorus (Squamata: Scincidae) from Maranjab Desert, Isfahan Province, Iran with a revised key to the genus.

Notes on the natural history and distribution of Carinatogecko stevenandersoni Torki, 2011. 2011.
Sexual dimorphism in Carinatogecko heteropholis (Minton, Anderson, and Anderson, 1970) (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Ilam Province, western Iran.

Additional information on Misonne's swollen-nose gecko, Rhinogecko misonnei de Witte, 1973 (Squamata, Geckonidae) in Iran.

Analysis of sexual dimorphism in the Persian long-tailed desert lizard, Mesalina watsonana (Stoliczka, 1872; Sauria: Lacertidae).

New record of the Western leopard gecko, Eublepharis angramainyu Anderson & Leviton, 1966 (Sauria: Eublepharidae) from southeastern Iran.

Sexual size dimorphism in Rana (Pelophylax) ridibunda ridibunda Pallas, 1771 from a population in Darr-Shahr Township, Ilam Province, western Iran.

Notes on reproduction and conservation of Testudo graeca ibera Pallas 1814 (Reptilia: Testudinidae)in Zagros, western Iran.

A new species of Carinatogecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Ilam Province, western Iran.

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     Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani

    Prof. Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani  - President

    Prof. Rastegar Pouyani is a highly respected expert on the herpetofauna of the Iranian Plateau, the Middle East and Central Asia.


     Omar F. Al-Sheikhly

    Omar Al-Sheikhly Vice-President/ ARCME Networking

    Omar Al-Sheikhly has a proven conservation record in the Middle East as a field team leader, wildlife expert, and photographer.