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Eirenis nigrofasciatus (NIKOLSKY, 1907)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymContia persica nigrofasciata NIKOLSKY 1907: 298
Eirenis persicus nigrofasciatus — VENCHI & SINDACO 2006
Eirenis (Pseudocyclophis) nigrofasciatus — RAJABIZADEH et al. 2015
Eirenis nigrofasciatus — FATHINIA et al. 2019
Eirenis (Pseudocyclophis) nigrofasciatus — AKBARPOUR et al. 2020
Eirenis nigrofasciatus — ANANJEVA et al. 2020 
DistributionS/W Iran, adjacent NE Iraq (Doczenko 1989)

Type locality: ‘Urbs Dizful (Arabistan)’ [around Dezful (32°23′12′′N, 48°23′38′′E), Khuzestan province, south-western Iran.  
TypesHolotype: ZISP 10323 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (nigrofasciatus): Rajabizadeh et al. 2015: 26. 
CommentSee also Eirenis persicus. 
  • Akbarpour, Morteza; Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani; Behzad Fathinia; Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani 2020. A new species of the genus Eirenis Jan, 1863 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Kerman Province in South-central Iran. Zootaxa 4868 (1): 117-128 - get paper here
  • ANANJEVA, NATALIA B.; KONSTANTIN D. MILTO, ANDREI V. BARABANOV, EVGENY A. GOLYNSKY 2020. An annotated type catalogue of amphibians and reptiles collected by Nikolay A. Zarudny in Iran and Middle Asia. Zootaxa 4722 (2): 101–128 - get paper here
  • Fathinia, Behzad; Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani & Arya Shafaeipour 2019. A new species of Eirenis (Ophidia: Colubridae) from highland habitats in southern Iran. Zool. Middle East 65 (4): 319–329 - get paper here
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1907. Reptiles et amphibiens recueillis (part.) M. N. A. Zarudny en Perse en 1903-1904 [in Russian and Latin]. Ann. Mus. Zool. Acad. Imp. Sci., St. Petersburg 10 [1905]: 260-301 - get paper here
  • Rajabizadeh, Mahdi; Zoltán T. Nagy, Dominique Adriaens, Aziz Avci, Rafaqat Masroor, Josef Schmidtler, Roman Nazarov, Hamid Reza Esmaeili and Joachim Christiaens 2015. Alpine–Himalayan orogeny drove correlated morphological, molecular, and ecological diversification in the Persian dwarf snake (Squamata: Serpentes: Eirenis persicus). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176 (4): 878-913 [2016], DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12342 - get paper here
  • Venchi, Alberto and Roberto Sindaco 2006. Annotated checklist of the reptiles of the Mediterranean countries, with keys to species identification. Part 2 -Snakes (Reptilia, Serpentes). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "G. Doria", Genova, XCVIII: 259-364
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