Rediscovery of Darevskia steineri (Eiselt, 1995) (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Iran

Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Mohammad Arab

Abstract


Based on extensive field work in various regions of Golestan Province, northeastern Iran, the Steiner,s lacertid lizard, Darevskia steineri (Eiselt, 1995) is re-discovered. After Eiselt,s record and description (based on museum material), this is for the first time that Darevskia steineri is observed and reported from Iran.


Keywords


Lacertidae; Darevskia steineri; rediscovery; Golestan province; Northeastern Iran

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Rastegar-Pouyani N., Johari M., and Rastegar-Pouyani E. (2007), Field Guide to the Reptiles of Iran. Vol. 1. Lizards, Razi Univ. Press.


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