Contribution to the knowledge of Eremias strauchi strauchi Kessler, 1878 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from northwestern Iran

Document Type : Research articles



In this study a total of 29 Eremias strauchi strauchi specimens (10 males, 16 females and
three juveniles), collected from different localities in northwest of Iran were examined.
The study was based on morphological features including color pattern, morphometric
measurements, pholidotic characters, as well as ecological and biological observations
especially habitat, reproductive biology and distribution. Habitat features and new
distribution localities were documented. Egg characters of Eremias strauchi strauchi such as
shape, size, number and color are reported for the first time. Also, some other new
information on this species has been given.