Iran, southernmost Azerbaijan and easternmost Turkey. 

Species:

Iranolacerta brandtii  (DE FILIPPI 1863)

Subspecies (2):

Iranolacerta brandtii brandtii  (DE FELIPPI, 1863)

Iranolacerta brandtii esfahanica  (NILSON et al., 2003)

Synonyms:

Lacerta brandti  ENGELMANN et al 1993

Iranolacerta brandtii  ARNOLD et al. 2007

Darevskia brandtii  ARRIBAS

Common names:

Brandt’s Persian Lizard (English)
Iranian Lizard (English)
Persische Eidechse (German)

Types:

brandtii: Type: MRSN (= MSNTO) R2702

esfahanica: Holotype: GNM Re.ex. 5609, adult male; (Göteborg Natural History Museum; field No. GN 560); paratypes: GNM, KUZC

Terra Typica:

brandtii: Basmenj southeastern Täbris (= Tabriz) in northwestern Iran.

esfahanica: main Zagros mountain Range (3000-3200 m elevation), at Fereydun [= Feredun] Shahr, W of Daran (32°56`N, 50°05`E).


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Filippi, F. de (1863) -  Description of Lacerta brandtii. -  In: Nuove o poco note specie di animali vertebrati raccolte in un viaggio in Persia. - Archivio per la Zoologia, l’Anatomia e la Fisiologia (Genova), 2: 377-394.   

  • Bosch, H.A.J. in den (1996) -  Op zoek naar de Perzische hagedis (Lacerta brandtii). -  Lacerta, 54 (4): 121-128.    

  • Nilson, G. & Rastegar-Pouyani, N. & Rastegar-Pouyani, E. & Andrén, C. (2003) -  Lacertas of South and Central Zagros Mountains, Iran, with descriptions of two new taxa. -  Russian Journal of Herpetology, Moscow, 10 (1): 11-24.    

  • Rajabizadeh, M. & Rastegar-Pouyani, N. & Khosravani, A. & Barani-Beiranvand, H. & Faizi, H. & Oraei, H. (2010) -  New records of lacertid genera, Iranolacerta and Apathya (Sauria: Lacertidae) in Iran. -  Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 6 (2): 21-32.    

  • Rezazadeh, E. & Hassanzadeh Kiabi, B. & Ahmadzadeh, F. (2010) -  Contribution to the knowledge of Iranolacerta brandtii De Filippi 1863 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from the northwest of Iran. -  Russian Journal of Herpetology, Moscow, 17 (3): 223-230.    

  • Avci, A. & Ilgaz, C. & Bozkurt, E. & Üzüm, N. & Olgun, K. (2015) -  A New Record of Iranolacerta brandtii (DE FILIPPI, 1863) (SAURIA: LACERTIDAE) in eastern Anatolia, Turkey. -  Russian Journal of Herpetology, Moscow, 22 (1): 68-74.    

  • Yildiz, M.Z. & Igci, N. (2015) -  On the occurrence of the Persian Lizard, Iranolacerta brandtii (DE Felippi, 1863) (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae) in Eastern anatolia, Turkey.  -  Biharean Biologist, 9 (1): online first. 6 pp.     

 
 
 
 

Iranolacerta brandtii: 13  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Iranolacerta brandtii esfahanica  © 2016 Falk Zönnchen