Eremias intermedia or Eremias nigrocellata? Is morphology sufficient?
Keywords:Iran Lizards fauna, Lacertidae, Taxonomy, Morphology
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 the 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 have obtained their measurements in agreement with the characters of neither Eremias intermedia nor Eremias nigrocellata that was described by Anderson from Iran.
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