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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesYassujian lizard 
Apathya yassujica — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Apathya) yassujica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Apathya yassujica — ŠMÍD et al. 2014 
DistributionW Iran (Zagros mountains, Fars; Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad Provinces)

Type locality: main Zagros Mountain Range, at 2200 m elevation, 30 km SW Yassuj, Kohgiluye-va-Boyerahmad Province (N 30°28’; E 51°31’)  
TypesHolotype: GNM Re.ex. 5612, adult female; (field No. GN 584) collected by the senior author on the 16 of June 2000; Paratypes. Adult female GNM Re.ex. 5613 (field No. GN 585); one adult male and one adult fe- male (KUZC: field Nos. GN 586, 587). Same data as holotype. 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Arnold, E.N.; Arribas, O. & Carranza, S. 2007. Systematics of the Palaearctic and Oriental lizard tribe Lacertini (Squamata: Lacertidae: Lacertinae), with descriptions of eight new genera. Zootaxa 1430: 1-86 - get paper here
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Kapli, Paschalia; Dimitra Botoni, Çetin Ilgaz, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Aziz Avcı, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Behzad Fathinia, Petros Lymberakis, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Nikos Poulakakis 2013. Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Anatolian lizard Apathya (Squamata, Lacertidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66 (3): 992-1001 [corrigendum in 69 (1): 308–309] - get paper here
  • Karamiani R, Dabid S, Rastegar-Pouyani N. 2015. Sexual Dimorphism of the Yassujian Lizard, Apathya yassujica (Nilson et al, 2003) (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Iran. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 9 (1): 42-48 - get paper here
  • Nilson, G.; N. Rastegar-Pouyani; E. Rastegar-Pouyani; and C. Andrén 2003. LACERTAS OF SOUTH AND CENTRAL ZAGROS MOUNTAINS, IRAN, WITH DESCRIPTION OF TWO NEW TAXA. Russ. J. Herpetol. 10 (1): - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
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