Phrynocephalus arabicus Anderson, 1894,

Šmíd, Jiří, Moravec, Jiří, Kodym, Petr, Kratochvíl, Lukáš, Yousefkhani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian, Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar & Frynta, Daniel, 2014, Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran, Zootaxa 3855 (1), pp. 1-97: 10

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3855.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4929110

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scientific name

Phrynocephalus arabicus Anderson, 1894
status

 

Phrynocephalus arabicus Anderson, 1894 

SYNTYPES. BMNH 1946.8  .28.33 (ex. BMNH 97.3.11.51), BMNH 1946.8  .28.34 (ex. BMNH 97.3.11.52).

TYPE LOCALITY. Plateau of the Hadramut [= Hadramaut, Yemen].

DISTRIBUTION. Widely distributed in the Arabian Peninsula, extends northward to S Jordan ( Wittenberg 1992), Iraq and marginally SW Iran.

DISTRIBUTION IN IRAN. Fig. 13View FIGURES 8–13. 8. Khuzestan Prov.

HABITAT. Fine, windblown sand, sloping sand between mounds of vegetation and foot of large dunes. If threatened, it buries itself rapidly by lateral body oscillations.

REMARKS. Observations of P. arabicus  in Oman showed that wherever suitable habitat appears this species can reach very high population densities (pers. obs.). There are no data available regarding the biology and natural history of this species in Iran.

REFERENCES. Anderson (1999).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Agamidae

Genus

Phrynocephalus