MOHSEN TAKESH earned his B.S. in animal biology from Urmia University, Urmia, Iran, in
2009 and his M.S. in animal biosystematic from Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran, in 2012 under Professors Mozafar
Sharifi and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. His M.S. thesis was on ecology and distribution of Kurdistan newt,
Neurergus microspilotus, in its Iranian distribution range. His research interests include ecological,
hylogeographical, and phylogenetic investigations of amphibians and reptiles.
Kurdistan newt (Neurergus microspilotus: Salamandridae): Population and conservation with an appraisal of the potential impact of
urbanization. 2013. Nasrullah
Rastegar-Pouyani, Mohsen Takesh, Akbar Fattahi, Marzieh Sadeghi, Fatemeh Khorshidi, and Robert Browne. Amphibian and Reptile