Iran contains 36 named endemic reptile species in 17 genera and seven families. The
most endemic and speciose family is the Gekkonidae, followed by the Lacertidae. These
two families collectively dominate with 22 species (or 60.1%) of the total endemic
herpetofauna. Twenty one endemics are known only from a single location or restricted
area within a single physiographic region. An analysis of endemicity is given in terms of
systematics and distribution.
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