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Ahmadpour, M.; Ahmadpour, M.; Hoseini, S.H.; Ghasempouri, S.M.; Jafari, A.; Sinkakarimi, M.H.; Amouie, H. 2012. A survey on the flora and the fauna of the Fereydunkenar International Wetland for better conservation management. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 2(10): 17-26.

Ahmadzadeh, F.; Kiabi, B.H.; Kami, H.G.; Hojjati, V. 2008. A preliminary study of the lizard fauna and their habitats in northwestern Iran. Asiatic Herpetological Research 11: 1-9.

Anderson, J. 1872. On some Persian, Himalayan and other reptiles. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 26: 371-404.

Anderson, S.C. 1963. Amphibians and reptiles from Iran. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Ser. 4) 31: 417-498.

Anderson, S.C. 1966. The turtles, lizards, and amphisbaenians of Iran. Ph.D. thesis, Stanford University. 660 pp.

Anderson, S.C. 1968. Zoogeographic analysis of the lizard fauna of Iran. pp. 305-371. In: Fisher, W.B. (ed.). The Cambridge history of Iran. Vol. 1. The land of Iran. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Anderson, S.C. 1968. Zoogeographic analysis of the lizard fauna. pp. 305-371. In: Fisher, W.B. (ed.). The Cambridge history of Iran. Vol. 1. University Press, Cambridge.

Anderson, S.C. 1969. Checklist and key to the lizards of Iran. American Philosophical Society Yearbook 1969: 284-285.

Anderson, S.C. 1974. Preliminary key to the turtles, lizards and amphisbaenians of Iran. Fieldiana Zoology 65(4): 27-44.

Anderson, S.C. 1977. [Key to the lizards and amphisbaenians of Iran]. (In Farsi). Iran National Museum of Natural History, Tehran. 25 pp.

Anderson, S.C. 1979. Synopsis of the turtles, crocodiles, and amphisbaenians of Iran. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 41(22): 501-528.

Anderson, S.C. 1999. The lizards of Iran. SSAR (Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles), Saint Louis, Missouri. 442 pp. (Contributions to Herpetology no. 15).

Anderson, S.C. 2000. Preliminary observations and comments on syntopic occurrence of lizards in Iran. Russian Journal of Herpetology 7(3): 236-238.

Anderson, S.C. 2001. Book review: A guide to the fauna of Iran. Asiatic Herpetological Research 9 [2000]: 149-150.

Anderson, S.C.; Leviton, A.E. 1969. Amphibians and reptiles collected by the Street Expedition to Afghanistan, 1965. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Ser. 4) 37(2): 25-56.

Andrén, C.; Nilson, G. 1979. Vipera latifii (Reptilia, Serpentes, Viperidae) an endangered viper from Lar Valley, Iran, and remarks on the sympatric herpetofauna. Journal of Herpetology 13(3): 335-341.

Auer, M.; Herz, M. 2007. Die Landschildkröten des Iran. Persische Populationen der Maurischen Landschildkröte. Draco 8(4) (32): 50-55.

Bahmani, Z.; Karamiani, R.; Gharzi, A. 2012. The lizard fauna of Kurdistan Province, western Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 8(1): 27-37.

Bastani, B. 1979. A clinical review of snake bite with emphasis on species in Fars Province. Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences 10(1-4): 163-200.

Blanford, W.T. 1876. Eastern Persia, an account of the journeys of the Persian Boundary Commission, 1870-1872: The zoology and geology. Vol. 2. London. 516 pp.

Blanford, W.T. 1881. On a collection of Persian reptiles added to the British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1881: 671-682.

Blanford, W.T. 1881. On a collection of Persian reptiles recently added to the British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1881: 671-682.

Boulenger, G.A. 1899. Reptilia and Amphibia [of Lake Urmi and its neighbourhood]. Journal of the Linnean Society (Zoology) 27: 378-381.

Casimir, M.J. 1970. Zur Herpetofauna des Iran und Afghanistans. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 23: 150-154.

Changizi, A.; Changizi, A.; Lahijanzade, A.R. 2014. [Nature protection biodiversity of Hour-al-Azim wetland]. (In French). Bulletin de la Societe d'Histoire Naturelle du Pays de Montbeliard 2014: 271-280.

Clark, R.J. 1991. Contribution to the reptile fauna of northern Iran. British Herpetological Society Bulletin 35: 35-46.

Clark, R.J.; Clark, E.D.; Anderson, S.C. 1966. Report on two small collections of reptiles from Iran. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences 55: 1-9.

Darvish, J.; Rastegar-Pouyani, E. 2012. Biodiversity conservation of reptiles and mammals in the Khorasan Provinces, Northeast of Iran. Progress in Biological Sciences 2(1): 95-109.

Ebrahimi, M.; Ahmadzadeh, F.; Mostafavi, H.; Mehrabian, A.R.; Abdoli, A.; Mahini, A.S. 2013. The ecological associations of surface-dwelling lizards in Qom Province in the northwest of Central Plateau of Iran. PLoS ONE 8(12): e83890, 1-10.

Ebrahimipour, F.; Rastegar-Pouyani, E.; Ghorbani, B. 2016. A preliminary study of the reptile’s fauna in northwestern Yazd Province, Iran. Russian Journal of Herpetology 23(4): 243-248.

Fathinia, B.; Rastegar-Pouyani, N.; Darvishnia, H.; Rajabizadeh, M. 2010. The snake fauna of Ilam Province, southwestern Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 6(1): 9-23.

Fathinia, B.; Rastegar-Pouyani, N.; Sampour, M.; Bahrami, A.M.; Jaafari, G. 2009. The lizard fauna of Ilam province, Southwestern Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 5(2): 65-79.

Filippi, F. de 1863. Nuove o poco note specie di animali vertebrati raccolte in um viaggio in Persia nall'estate dell'anno 1862. Arch. Zool. Anat. Fisiol. Modena 2: 15.

Filippi, F. de 1864. Riassunto del Catalogo degli Animali vertebrati delle Provincie caucasiche e della Persia occidentale. Atti. Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat. 1864(September): 184-186.

Filippi, F. de 1865. Note di un viaggio in Persia nel 1862. G. Daelli & C. Editori, Milano. 396 pp.

Firouz, E. 2000. [A guide to the fauna of Iran]. (In Farsi). Iran University Press, Tehran. 491 pp.

Forcart, L. 1950. Amphibien und Reptilien von Iran. Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 61: 141-156.

Frynta, D.; Moravec, J.; Cihakova, J.; Sadlo, J.; Hodkova, Z.; Kaftan, M.; Kodym, P.; Kral, D.; Pitule, V.; Sejna, L. 1997. Results of the Czech Biological Expedition to Iran. Part 1. Notes on the distribution of amphibians and reptiles. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 61(1): 3-17.

Gholamifard, A. 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7(1): 13-29.

Gholamifard, A.; Rastegar-Pouyani, N.; Esmaeili, H.R. 2012. Annotated checklist of reptiles of Fars Province, southern Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 8(2): 155-167.

Guibé, J. 1957. Reptiles d'Iran recoltes par M. Francis Petter. Description d'un Viperide nouveau: Pseudocerastes latirostris n.sp. Bulletin du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris) (Ser. 2) 29: 136-142.

Guibé, J. 1966. Reptiles et amphibiens récoltés par la mission Franco-Iranienne. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris) (Ser. 2) 38: 97-98.

Haas, G.; Werner, Y.L. 1969. Lizards and snakes from southwestern Asia, collected by Henry Field. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 138(6): 327-405.

Heidari, N.; Kami, H.G. 2009. Lizards of the Gando Protected area in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 5(2): 57-64.

Hellmich, W. 1959. Bemerkungen zu einer kleinen Sammlung von Amphibien und Reptilien aus Süd-Persien. Opuscula Zool. 35: 1-9.

Herz, M.; Auer, M. 2010. Beobachtungen an Süsswasserschildkröten im Iran Teil 2: Mauremys caspica. Marginata 27: 40-44.

Hillmann, B. 2003. Herpetologische Eindrücke aus dem Iran. Elaphe 11(4): 61-71.

Hosseinzadeh, M.S.; Mansour, A.; Rastegar-Pouyani, E.; Rastegar-Pouyani, N. 2014. The roles of environmental factors on reptile richness in Iran. Amphibia-Reptilia 35(2): 215-225.

Hutwalker, A. 2017. Herpetologische Eindrücke einer Wanderreise im zentralen Elbursgebirge, Nordiran. Sauria (Berlin) 39(3): 25-30.

Jan, G. 1865. Prime linee d'una fauna della Persia occidentale. Chapter 20. pp. 342-357. In: De Filippi, F. Note di un Viaggio in Persia nel 1862. G. Daelli & C. Editori, Milan. 396 pp.

Kamali, K. 2015. A Field Guide for the Reptiles and Amphibians of Iran. (In Farsi with English and Latin names). Publisher unknown, Teheran. 354 pp.

Kazemi, V.D.; Jafari, H.; Yavari, A. 2016. Spatio-temporal patterns of wildlife road mortality in Golestan National Park, North East of Iran. Open Journal of Ecology 6(6): 312-324.

Latifi, M. 1991. The snakes of Iran. (Contributions to Herpetology. Vol. 7). Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Oxford, Ohio. 159 pp. (originally published in 1985).

Latifi, M.; Hoge, A.R.; Eliazan, M. 1966. The poisonous snakes of Iran. Memorias do Instituto Butantan (Sao Paulo) 33: 735-743.

Lesson, R.P. 1832-1834. Reptiles. pp. 289-336, 522. pls. 1-7. In: Bélanger, I.G.S. (ed.). Voyage aux Indes-Orientales, par le nord de l'Europe, les provinces du Caucase, la Géorgie, l'Armenie, et la Perse, ..... pendant les années 1825-29. Zoologie. A. Bertrand, Paris. 535 pp.

Leviton, A.E.; Anderson, S.C.; Adler, K.; Minton, S.A. 1992. Handbook to Middle East amphibians and reptiles. SSAR (Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles). 252 pp. (Contributions to Herpetology no. 8).

Marcuzzi, G. 1976. Osservazioni ecologiche sul Khorasan. Quaderni di Ecologia Animale 3: 3-25.

Mertens, R. 1940. Bemerkungen über einige Schlangen aus Iran. Senckenbergiana 22: 244-259.

Mertens, R. 1956. Amphibien und Reptilien aus S.O.-Iran, 1954. Jahresh. Ver. Vaterl. Nat. Würtemberg 111: 90-97.

Mertens, R. 1957. Weitere Unterlagen zur Herpetofaune von Iran 1956. Jh. Ver. vaterl. Naturk. Wurttemb. 112(1): 118-128.

Mikaili, P.; Shayegh, J. 2011. An etymological review of the lizards of Iran: families Lacertidae, Scincidae, Uromastycidae, Varanidae. International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 3(5): 322-329.

Mikaili, P.; Shayegh, J. 2011. The lizards of Iran: an etymological review of families Gekkonidae, Eublepharidae, Anguidae, Agamidae. Annals of Biological Research 2(5): 22-37.

Mobaraki, A.; Elmi, A.M. 2005. First Sea Turtle tagging programme in Iran. Marine Turtle Newsletter 110: 6-7.

Mohammadi, S.; Naderi, G. 2012. Survey of lizard fauna of Mirabad of Shah-Reza, Isfahan Province, Iran. Trakia Journal of Sciences 10(1): 35-37.

Moradi, N.; Rastegar-Pouyani, N. 2015. Biological aggression of the introduced Red-eared Slider, Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied, 1939) (Testudines: Emydidae) in Iran. Russian Journal of Herpetology 22(2): 133-135.

Moradi, N.; Shafiei, S.; Sehhatisabet, M.E. 2013. The snake fauna of Khabr National Park, southeast of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 9(1): 41-55.

Mozaffari, O.; Kamali, K.; Fahimi, H. 2014. The Atlas of Reptiles of Iran. Iran Department of the Environment. 362 pp.

Murray, J.A. 1884. Additions to the present knowledge of the vertebrate zoology of Persia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Ser. 5) 14: 97-106.

Nasrabadi, R.; Rastegar-Pouyani, N.; Rastegar-Pouyani, E.; Gharzi, A. 2017. A revised key to the lizards of Iran (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertilia). Zootaxa 4227(3): 431-443.

Nikolsky, A.M. 1886. Contribution to the knowledge of the fauna of vertebrate animals of north-eastern Persia and Transcaucasia. Transactions St. Petersb. Soc. Nat. 17: Unpaginated.

Nikolsky, A.M. 1896. Diagnoses Reptilium et Amphibiorum novorum in Persia orientali a N. Zarudny collectorum. Annuaire Ac. St. Petersb. 1896: 369-372.

Nikolsky, A.M. 1897. [Les reptiles, amphibiens et poissons recueillis par Mr. N. Zaroudny dans la Perse orientale]. (In Russian). Annuaire Mus. St. Petersb. 1897: 306-348.

Nikolsky, A.M. 1899. On reptiles and amphibians collected by A. Kaznakow in Shugnan and Rochan. Annuaire Mus. St. Petersb. 1899: 172-178.

Nikolsky, A.M. 1900. Reptiles, amphibians, and fishes collected on the voyage of Mr. N.A. Zaroudny to Persia in 1898. Annuaire Mus. St. Petersb. 4: 375-417.

Nikolsky, A.M. 1907. [Reptiles et amphibiens recueillis par Mr. N. A. Zarudny en Perse en 1903-1904]. (In Russian). Ann. Mus. Zool. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg 10[1905]: 260-301.

Nilson, G.; Andrén, C. 1981. Die Herpetofauna des Kavir-Schutzgebietes, Kavir-Wüste, Iran. Salamandra 17(3-4): 130-146.

Nilson, G.; Rastegar-Pouyani, N.; Rastegar-Pouyani, E.; Andrén, C. 2003. Lacertas of south and central Zagros Mountains, Iran, with description of two new taxa. Russian Journal of Herpetology 10(1): 11-24.

Procter, J.B. 1921. Further lizards and snakes from Persia and Mesopotamia. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 28: 251-253.

Radde, G. 1886. Die Fauna und Flora des südwestlichen Caspi-Gebietes. Leipzig.

Rastegar-Pouyani, N. 1998. Systematics and distribution of the Iranian species of Trapelus (Sauria: Agamidae): a review. Russian Journal of Herpetology 5(2): 127-146.

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Schleich, H.H. 1977. Distributional maps of reptiles of Iran. Herpetological Review 8(4): 126-129.

Schleich, H.H. 1979. Feldherpetologische Beobachtungen in Persien, nebst morphologischen Daten zu den Agamen Agama agilis, A. caucasica and A. erythrogaster. (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae). Salamandra 15(4): 237-253.

Schmidt, K.P. 1955. Amphibians and reptiles from Iran. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening (Copenhagen) 117: 193-207.

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