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Ghaffari S M, Mahmoudi M, Salehi H, Sari A. Karyological analyses of four species of the families Lacertidae and Scincidae (Sauria) from Iran. JAD 2023; 5 (2) :57-62
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1- Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Tehran, Iran , mghaffary@ut.ac.ir
2- Department of Animal Biology, College of Science, University of Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
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Karyological studies were conducted using bone marrow cell preparations from four species of Lacertidae and Scincidae from Iran: Eremias persica Blanford, Eremias kopetdaghica Szczerbak, Ophisops elegans Ménétries (Lacertidae), and Eumeces schneiderii princeps (Eichwald) (Scincidae). Eremias persica was diploid with 2n = 38 chromosomes. The karyotype consisted of eighteen pairs of acrocentric macrochromosomes and two microchromosomes. Eremias kopetdaghica was also diploid with 2n = 38 comprising one pair of metacentric macrochromosomes, seventeen pairs of acrocentric macrochromosomes, and one pair of microchromosomes. The chromosome count for these two species is reported for the first time herein. The chromosome count for Ophisops elegans (2n = 38) was in agreement with a previous report and was the first for the herpetofauna of Iran. Eumeces schneiderii princeps showed 32 macro- and microchromosomes, representing the first report for this subspecies.

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Received: 2022/12/19 | Accepted: 2023/06/10 | Published: 2023/06/30

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