n African Journal of Herpetology - The lizards of Iran, Steven C. Anderson : book review

Volume 50, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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Extracted from text ... Book review The lizards of Iran. Steven C. Anderson. 1999. 442 pages, 1 black & white plate, 24 colour plates (190 photographs), 137 text figures, 103 distribution maps. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York. US $65.00 (cloth). ISBN 0-916984-49-4. 43 African Journal of Herpetology, 2001 50(1): 43-44. The relationship of the lizard fauna of Iran to that of southern Africa is tenuous at best. Although both land areas share an ancient Gondwanan derivation, the modern Iranian fauna is decidedly Palaearctic in character. Indeed, the only genera Iran shares with sub- Saharan Africa are the broadly distributed Hemidactylus, Mabuya, and Varanus. Nonetheless, the lizard fauna described and figured in Anderson's The Lizards of ..

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