Phrynocephalus persicus de Filippi, 1863,

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: 11

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scientific name

Phrynocephalus persicus de Filippi, 1863
status

 

Phrynocephalus persicus de Filippi, 1863 

LECTOTYPE. ZISP 8844View Materials  ; Neotype ZISP 5544.1View Materials (P. p. horvathi  ), both designated by Melnikov et al. (2013)  .

TYPE LOCALITY. “Campagne deserte dall'Armenia fino a Teheran” [along the route between Armenia and Tehran], Iran. For discussion on the type locality, see Melnikov et al. (2013)  .

DISTRIBUTION. From the Caucasus (extreme E Anatolia, Armenia, Georgia) SE into Iran.

DISTRIBUTION IN IRAN. Fig. 18View FIGURES 14–19. 14. Along the Zagros range from West Azerbaijan and Ardabil  south-eastwards up to Fars Prov.

HABITAT. Open gravel or stony plains with scattered bushes, desert steppe with sparse vegetation up to 2700 m a.s.l. ( Anderson 1999).

REMARKS. The taxon horvathi  is considered a subspecies of P. persicus  based on genetic analyses ( Solovyeva et al. 2011; see remarks by P. helioscopus  ). The record from Na`imabad, Semnan Prov. by Nikolsky (1907) is doubtful. Material from S Esfahan and N Fars Prov. requires redetermination due to recent description of P. ananjevae  , a species potentially present in these areas.

REFERENCES. Anderson (1999); Sindaco et al. (2000); Melnikov et al. (2008, 2013); Rezazadeh et al. (2010); Arakelyan et al. (2011); Solovyeva et al. (2011).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Agamidae

Genus

Phrynocephalus