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Saara loricata (BLANFORD, 1874)

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Uromastycinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Iraqi Mastigure, Iraqi Spiny-tailed Lizard
G: Irakische Dornschwanzagame 
SynonymCentrotrachelus loricatus BLANFORD 1874: 660
Uromastix loricatus BOULENGER 1885: 409
Uromastix costatus MÜLLER 1885: 294 (fide BOULENGER, Zool. Rec. 1885)
Uromastyx asmussi loricatus – MERTENS 1956: 93
Uromastyx loricatus CLARK et al. 1966
Uromastyx loricatus — WERMUTH 1967: 103
Uromastyx loricata — FRYNTA 1997
Uromastyx loricatus — ANDERSON 1999
Saara hardwickii — WILMS et al. 2009
Uromastyx loricata — ŠMÍD et al. 2014 
DistributionIraq, SW Iran (Kurdistan-Kermanshah, Khusestan-Lorestan, Fars, Bushehr)

Type locality: “haud procul a Bushire, urebe ad litus sinus Persici”.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.11.59, female, Bushir, Iraq, pres. P.L. Sclater, without date.
Holotype: NHMB [costatus] 
DiagnosisDifferential diagnosis: This taxon is distinguished from Saara hardwickii by having 1–2 rows of unkeeled intercalary scales separating each tail whorl dorsally (2–6 keeled intercalary scales in S. hardwickii). S. loricata is distinguished from S. asmussi in having more pre-anofemoral pores (8–13 in S. asmussi vs. 15–20 in S. loricata).
 
Comment
Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
Etymology 
References
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  • Anderson,S.C. 1963. Amphibians and Reptiles from Iran. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. Ser. 4, 31(16): 417-498 - get paper here
  • Blanford,W.T. 1874. Descriptions of two Uromasticine lizards from Mesopotamia and Southern Persia. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1874: 656-161 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Frynta,D. et al. 1997. Results of the Czech biological expedition to Iran. Part 1. Notes on the distribution of amphibians and reptiles. Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 61: 3-17
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  • Müller,F. 1885. Vierter Nachtrag zum Katalog der herpetologischen Sammlung des Basler Museums. Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel 7: 668-717 - get paper here
  • Nazari-serenjeh, Farzaneh & Farhang Torki 2017. Geographical distribution and conservation biology of the Mesopotamian spiny-tailed lizard Saara loricata in Bushehr Province, southern Iran Herpetological Bulletin (139): - 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
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  • Werner, F. 1917. Reptilien aus Persien (Provinz Fars). Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 67:191—220. - get paper here
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