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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 5)
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An Etymological Review of the Lizards of Iran: Families Lacertidae, Scincidae, Uromastycidae, Varanidae

Peyman Mikaili and Jalal Shayegh
Corresponding Author:  Peyman Mikaili 

Key words:  Etymology, genera, Iran, lizards, Middle East, species, taxonomy
Vol. 3 , (5): 322-329
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2011 July, 28 2011 September, 25 2011 October, 15

The etymology of the reptiles, especially the lizards of Iran has not been completely presented in other published works. Iran is a very active geographic area for any animals, and more especially for lizards, due to its wide range deserts and ecology. We have attempted to ascertain, as much as possible, the construction of the Latin binomials of all Iranian lizard species. We believe that a review of these names is instructive, not only in codifying many aspects of the biology of the lizards, but in presenting a historical overview of collectors and taxonomic work in Iran and Middle East region. We have listed all recorded lizards of Iran according to the order of the scientific names in the book of Anderson, The Lizards of Iran. All lizard species and types have been grouped under their proper Families, and then they have been alphabetically ordered based on their scientific binominal nomenclature. We also examined numerous published works in addition to those included in the original papers presenting each binomial.
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Peyman Mikaili and Jalal Shayegh, 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.
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