Nasser SANCHOOLI,Hassan RAHIMIAN,Nasrullah RASTEGAR-POUYANI and Eskandar RASTEGAR-POUYANI.Genetic and Morphological Variations within Laudakia microlepis (Blanford, 1874) (Sauria: Agamidae) Populations in Southeastern Iran with Description of a New Subspecies[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2015,6(3):199-205.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.140085]
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Genetic and Morphological Variations within Laudakia microlepis (Blanford, 1874) (Sauria: Agamidae) Populations in Southeastern Iran with Description of a New Subspecies
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Genetic and Morphological Variations within Laudakia microlepis (Blanford, 1874) (Sauria: Agamidae) Populations in Southeastern Iran with Description of a New Subspecies
1 Faculty of Biological Sciences, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2$ Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Zabol University, Zabol, Iran
3 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
4 Iranian Plateau Herpetology Research Group (IPHRG), Razi University, Kermanshah 6714967346, Iran
5 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran
Laudakia microlepis taftanica ssp. nov. taxonomic status ND4 gene Sistan and Baluchistan province
A new subspecies of Laudakia microlepis (Blanford, 1874) is described, from Taftan Mountain in southeastern Iran, based on morphological and genetic characteristics. This new subspecies is distinguished from the nominal subspecies by having a yellowish head along with the following combination of characters: a relatively larger body size; different number of scales around middle of body; larger, weakly keeled, dorsal median scales arranged in 11–13 oblique longitudinal rows; 123–136 scales in a single row from posterior edge of gular fold to vent; 27–31 scales in the first complete whorl around the tail. The type locality of Laudakia microlepis taftanica ssp. nov., is hereby, reported as the Taftan Mountain, about 300 kilometer southeast of the nominal subspecies known range.


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