Notes on the lizard’s fauna of Sistan region in eastern Iran

Document Type : Research articles


Zabol university


To evaluate the lizard fauna of the Sistan region, field work was conducted from 2014 to 2015 in five sampling locations as Zabol, Zahak, Hirmand, Nimrooz and Hamoon towns. Field work was done during both day and night at all sites. In total, 196 specimens were collected and identified using available identification keys. Collected lizards belong to six families: Agamidae, Lacertidae, Gekkonidae, Sphaerodactylidae, Scincidae and Varanidae. A total of 10 genera and 15 species of lizards were represented. Gekkonidae was the most diverse family with four genera and four species.