A checklist of herpetofauna from Sabzevar, Northeastern Iran

Document Type : Research articles


1 Department of Biology, Payam Noor , 19395-4697 Tehran, Iran

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

3 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

4 Department of Environment, Khorasan Razavi, Mashhad, Iran


The reptile's fauna of Sabzevar was investigated during 10 years (2003-2013). In total 42 species belonging to 29 genera, 13 families and two orders (Squamata and Testudines) were collected and identified. The most diverse group in the area is lizards with 23 species, followed by snakes with 18 species and the testudines with one species. The most diverse families are Colubridae, Lacertidae with 8 and Gekkonidae with 5 species respectively, followed by Agamidae with 4 species, Viperidae, Boidae and Scincidae with 3 species each, Lamrophiidae and Spherodactylidae with 2 species and 4 families Elapidae, Thyphlopidae, Varanidae and Testudonidae with only one species each.


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