New records of lacertid genera, Iranolacerta and Apathya (Sauria: Lacertidae) in Iran

Document Type : Research articles


1 Department of Biodiversity, International Center for Science, High Technology & Environmental Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Razi University of Kermanshah, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Department of Experimental Sciences, Islamic Azad University of Khorramabad, Khoramabad, Iran

4 Section of Environment, Department of Integrated Studies of Water and Soil Resource and Environment, Mahab Ghods Consulting Engineering Company, Tehran, Iran


This report presents a new record of Iranolacerta brandtii brandtii from 30 km south of Tekab City, West Azarbaijan Province and 130 km south of the previously known distribution range of the subspecies; a new record of Iranolacerta zagrosica in Kaljonun mountain peak, Lorestan Province, about 70 km northwest of the type locality; a new record of Apathya cappadocica urmiana in the Manesht protected area in Ilam Province, which is the southernmost known locality of the subspecies; and a new record of Apathya yassujica in Pire Ghar, south of Farsan city in Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Province, about 200 km northwest of the type locality.