Annotated checklist of amphibians and reptiles of Qom Province, central Iran

Document Type : Research articles


1 Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Qom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Iran

2 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran

3 Department of Plant physiology, Faculty of Biology, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

4 Department of Environment, Biodiversity and Wildlife Bureau, Tehran, Iran

5 Department of Biology, Faculty of science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

6 Department of Environment and Energy, Science and Research branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


The updated checklist of amphibians and reptiles of Qom Province, Central Iran is presented. Totally 46 species, 35 genera and 17 families of reptiles and amphibians are reported in the area. The most diverse suborder is serpentes with 19 species or 41.3% of the reptile species richness of the region. The most specious families with high diversification are ranked respectively: Colubridae with 11 species (23.91%), Agamidae (seven species, 15.21%), Lacertidae and Gekkonidae (each of which with five species, 10.86%), Scincidae (four species, 8.69%), Natricidae and Viperidae (each of which with two species, 4.3%), Bufonidae, Ranidae, Geoemydidae, Testudinidae, Anguidae, Varanidae, Typhlopidae, Erycidae, Lamprophiidae and Psammophiidae with a single species of each.


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