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Darevskia steineri (EISELT, 1995)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSteiner's lizard 
SynonymLacerta steineri EISELT 1995
Lacerta (Archaeolacerta) steineri — TIEDEMANN & GRILLITSCH 1999
Lacerta steineri — ANDERSON 1999
Darevskia steineri — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Lacerta (Darevskia) steineri — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Darevskia steineri — AHMADZADEH et al. 2013: 13 
DistributionNE Iran

Type locality: Gole-Loweh bei Minou-dasht (37° 20' 53" N, 55°40’ '28"E), SE Gonbad-e-Gavous, NE-Iran.  
TypesHolotype: NMW 33715, adult male 
CommentHabitat. Tree trunks and forest floor within the Hyrcanian forest.

Sympatry: Darevskia kamii

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after Hans M. Steiner, the zoologist and explorer of amphibians and reptiles of Iran. 
  • Ahmadzadeh F, Flecks M, Carretero MA, Mozaffari O, Böhme W, et al. 2013. Cryptic Speciation Patterns in Iranian Rock Lizards Uncovered by Integrative Taxonomy. PLoS One 8 (12): e80563. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080563 - get paper here
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - get paper here
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Eiselt, J. 1995. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Archaeolacerten (sensu Mehely, 1909) des Iran (Squamata: Sauria: Lacertidae). Herpetozoa 8 (1-2): 59-72. - get paper here
  • HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, S.S. & N. RASTEGAR-POUYANI, E. RASTEGAR-POUYANI & M. ARAB 2012. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Lebensraumes von Darevskia steineri (EISELT, 1995) am Loveh-Wasserfall, Nordost-Iran Die Eidechse 23 (3): 71-74.
  • Hosseinian Yousefkhani, S.S. & Rastegar-Pouyani, N. & Rastegar-Pouyani, E. & Arab, M. 2013. A contribution to the knowledge of Darevskia steineri (Eiselt, 1995) habitat at Loveh Waterfall, Northeastern Iran. L@CERTIDAE (Eidechsen Online) 2013 [6]: 77-80 - get paper here
  • Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar; Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani,Mohammad Arab 2013. Rediscovery of Darevskia steineri (Eiselt, 1995) (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Iran. Russ. J. Herpetol. 20 (1): 36-38 - 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
  • Tiedemann,F. & Grillitsch,H. 1999. Ergänzungen zu den Katalogen der Typusexemplare der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Herpetozoa 12 (3-4): 147-156 - get paper here
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