Saman R. Afrasiab Rostum Afrasiab

Saman R. Afrasiab Rostum Afrasiab
University of Baghdad · Departmen of biology

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The genus Microgecko Nikolskii, 1907 (Gekkonidae) currently includes eight species distributed from western Iran to northwestern India and Pakistan. During field research in Iraq, we found a population of the genus near to the Darbandikhan Lake in the northeastern part of the country. Because members of the genus are characterized by a higher level...
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Seven species of semi venomous Opisthoglypha snakes (Reptilia, Ophidia) of Iraq are listed with important characteristics in morphology due to geographical and individual variation of species, as well, the confusion in the scales count of Telescopus tessellatus martini (Schmidt, 1939) of Iraq are discussed.
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A small collection of freshwater fishes from different water bodies of Halabja province, North east of Iraq, revealed the presence of twelve species belonging to the family Cyprinidae viz Acanthobra mamarmid Heckel,).The most important characters of these fishes were reviewed, some features were compared with other literatures, and reasons for diff...
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Basrah province is situated at the extreme south of Iraq, it has an interesting reptile fauna (Squamata and Serpentes) and represents a land bridge between three different zoogeographical regions (Oriental, Palaearctic and Ethiopian). This situation gave Basrah province a topographic specific opportunity for raising its own faunal diversity includi...
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The present paper includes a study of color variation in Iraqi Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto. Three different populations have been recognized: the southern population which belongs to the Indian race, the northern population to the Eurasian race; the dark and light color variation occurs in the Baghdad population because of hybridisation bet...
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A mounted specimen of a mustelid animal deposited in the Kurdistan Museum of Natural History, Salahaddin University, Erbil proved to be Mustela erminea (Linnaeus, 1758) and represents a new record for the mammalian fauna of Iraq. Its measurements and some biological noted are provided. Also, two passerine birds; the Red-headed bunting, Emberiza bru...
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Abstract Many caves were developed in Iraqi Kurdistan such as Shera Swar Cave within carbonate rocks (Upper Campanian- Maastrichtian) on the south west flank of Safeen Anticline; Shanider Cave within carbonate rocks (Late Early Cretaceous) on the south west flank of Bradost Anticline; Beeston Cave within carbonate rocks (Late Early Cretaceous) on t...
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Abstract The Whip snakes of the genus Dolechophis in Iraq are distributed in various habitats. Two species of jagularis species group was known in Iraq. Depending on great variation in color pattern and ventral scale count, a new form discovered, because of its distribution along the upper Mesopotamia we named it Dolichophis mesopotamicus sp. nov....
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The present study is a review of the 1976 publication by professor A. D. NIAZI, director of the Natural History Museum of the University of Baghdad, on the Lacertini of Iraq, including additional materials from Iraqi collections. Twenty-two individuals of five taxa of this group originating from the territory under study were identified in Iraqi co...
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Two specimens (nhMBU 756-757, leg. Al-fARTOSI, June 13, 2011) collected from the village of Said Dakheel near Alnasiriyah, southern Iraq (31°07’53’’n, 46°26’10’’E) (fig. 3). Morphology of the longer specimen: Total length 60 cm, tail length 5 cm; dorsal scales in 30 longitudinal rows; 173 ventral plates, 34 undivided subcaudal plates; anal scute si...
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The Rat Snake, Zamenis hohenackeri (Strauch, 1873), was found at the foot of Hawraman Mountain and at Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, which represents the first country record. The Racer subspecies Platyceps rhodorachis ladacensis (Anderson, 1871) was recorded for the first time in Iraq and the Montpellier Snake, Malpolon insignitus (Geoffroy, 1827), was...
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Seven species of gekkonid lizards were found in caves in northern Iraq (Kurdistan province), including a new species, Asaccus saffinae sp. n. An identification key for Asaccus species in Iraq is also presented. Ptyodactylus puiseuxi has been found in Iraq for the first time.

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