Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Islamic Azad University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran,

2 Biology Department , Faculty of Science , Shahid Beheshty University , Tehran , Iran

3 Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Golestan University, Gorgan , Iran


Markazi Province with its extended deserts and Anderson reported Eremias intermedia Strauch 1876, from Iran-Afghanistan border and Eremias nigrocellata Nikolsky 1896 from north and east of Iran. He also represented some features for recognition of these similar species. This study that lasted about one year was aimed at identifying herpetofauna of Kharturan protected area. 15 specimens of Eremias were obtained their measurements in agreement with the characters of neither Eremias intermedia nor Eremias nigrocellata that descrtibed by Anderson from Iran.


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