e.rastegar

Apr 21,2018

  • e.rastegar

  • CV

                                                                                                   Curriculum Vitae
    Personal details:
    First name: Eskandar
    Surname: Rastegar Pouyani
    Date of birth: 20.02.1967
    Place of birth: Kermanshah, Iran
    Married (three children)

    Education:
    1988. High school diploma: Mathematics- Physics, Kermanshah, Iran.
    1994 Bachelor of Science in Biology (Animal Science), Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
    1996. Master of Science in Animal Biosystematics, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran.
    2007 Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution), University of Heidelberg, Germany.

    Academic position:
    1997- 2002 Lecturer of Animal Biology, Department of Biology, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran
    2007-2012 Assistant professor, (Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution), Department of Biology, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran
    2012- Associate professor, (Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution), Department of Biology, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran
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    Research publications:
    Books:
    1- Rastegar Pouyani N, Johari A, Rastegar Pouyani E. 2007. Reptiles of Iran (Vol. 1, Lizards), Razi University Press.
    2- Rastegar Pouyani E. 2011. Color atlas of the Reptiles and Amphibians of Qom province, Hakim Sabzevari university press.

    Papers:
    1. Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Farnaz Ebrahimipour, Saeed Hosseinian. (2017). Genetic variability and differentiation among the populations of Dice snake, Natrix tessellata (Sepentes, Colubridae) in the Iranian Plateau. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 72: 23-28.
    2. Zahed Bahmani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani (2017). The phylogenetic relationships and molecular systematics of scincid lizards of the genus Heremites (Sauria, Scincidae) in the Middle East based on mtDNA sequences. Mitochondrial DNA Part A, 1-10.
    3. Alieh Bonyadi-Naeini, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Christopher J Glasby, Hassan Rahimian. (2017). Nereididae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, including description of two new species and 11 new records. Zootaxa, 4244 (1): 91-117.
    4. Behzad Fathinia, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Fatemeh Todehdehghan, Mahmood Mansouri. (2017). Annual activity pattern of Pseudocerastes urarachnoides BOSTANCHI, ANDERSON, KAMI & PAPENFUSS, 2006, with notes on its natural history (Squamata: Serpentes: Viperidae). Herpetozoa, 29 (3-4): 135-142.
    5. Sayyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Mansour Aliabadian, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Jamshid Darvish. (2017). Predicting the impact of climate change on the distribution pattern of Agamura persica (Dumeril, 1856)(Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Iran. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 147 (2).
    6. Anooshe Kafash, Shima Malakoutikhah, Masoud Yousefi, Farhad Ataei, Hamid Heidari, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani. (2017). The Gray Toad-headed Agama, Phrynocephalus scutellatus, on the Iranian Plateau: The degree of niche overlap depends on the phylogenetic distance. Zoology in the Middle East, 1-8.
    7. Jiří Šmíd, Jiří Moravec, Václav Gvoždík, Jan Štundl, Daniel Frynta, Petros Lymberakis, Paschalia Kapli, Thomas Wilms, Andreas Schmitz, Mohammed Shobrak, Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Eskandar Rastegar‐Pouyani, Aurora M
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    Castilla, Johannes Els, Werner Mayer. (2017). Cutting the Gordian Knot: Phylogenetic and ecological diversification of the Mesalina brevirostris species complex (Squamata, Lacertidae). Zoologica Scripta, 46 (6): 649-664.
    8. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Mansour Aliabadian, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Jamshid Darvish. (2017). Geographic variation in morphology of the genus Agamura Blanford, 1874 in Iran. Amphibia-Reptilia, 38 (4): 449 – 459.
    9. Hiva Faizi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Roman Nazarov, Nastaran Heidari, Bahman Zangi, Valentina Orlova, Nikolai Poyarkov. (2017). A new species of Eumeces Wiegmann 1834 (Sauria: Scincidae) from Iran. Zootaxa, 4320 (2): 289-304.
    10. Alieh Bonyadi-Naeini, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Christopher J Glasby, Hassan Rahimian. (2017). Intertidal polychaetes from Abu Musa Island, Persian Gulf, with a new species from the Perinereis cultrifera species complex (Annelida: Nereididae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 1-12.
    11. Iman Rounaqi, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Ali Gholamifard, Saeed Hosseinian. (2017). Genetic and morphological variability among the populations assigned to the genus Tropiocolotes Peters, 1880 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in south Iran. Zootaxa, 4303 (2): 243-252.
    12. Masoumeh Najibzadeh, Michael Veith, Ahmad Gharzi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Sarah Kieren, Alireza Pesarakloo. (2017). Molecular phylogenetic relationships among Anatolian-Hyrcanian brown frog taxa (Ranidae: Rana). Amphibia-Reptilia, 38 (3): 339-350.
    13. Masoumeh Najibzadeh, Ahmad Gharzi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Alireza Pesarakloo. (2017). Habitat suitability and patterns of sex-biased migration of the Iranian long-legged wood frog, Rana pseudodalmatina (Anura: Ranidae). Biologia, 72 (6): 686-693.
    14. Behzad Fathinia, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Hamid Darvishnia. (2017). A new species of the genus Rhynchocalamus Günther, 1864 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from Ilam province in western Iran. Zootaxa, 4282 (3): 473-486.
    15. Rihab Ghaleb Mohammed, Fadhel Aabbas Rhadi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani. (2017). Zoogeography of Lizards Fauna from Central and Southern Iraq with a Checklist of Iraqi Lizard’s Fauna. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 24 (3): 193-201.
    16. Masoumeh Najibzadeh, Amahad Gharzi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Alireza Pesarakloo. (2017). Habitat suitability for the Caucasian frog Rana macrocnemis Boulenger, 1885 (Amphibia: Anura: Ranidae). Russian Journal of Ecology, 48 (3): 280-286.
    17. Mohammad Zarrintab, Konstantin D Milto, Naeimeh Eskandarzadeh, Bahman Zangi, Mohammad Jahan, Haji Gholi Kami, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Mahdi Rajabizadeh. (2017). Taxonomy and distribution of sand boas of the genus Eryx Daudin, 1803 (Serpentes: Erycidae) in Iran. Zoology in the Middle East, 63 (2): 117-129.
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    18. Alireza Pesarakloo, Nasrollah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Masoumeh Najibzadeh, Jahanshir Shakarami, HG Kami, Alireza Shayestehfar. (2017). Feeding biology and food composition in Pelophylax ridibundus (PALLAS 1771) in the Iranian Plateau. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 24 (2): 91-98.
    19. Reza Nasrabadi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Ahmad Gharzi. (2017). A revised key to the lizards of Iran (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertilia). Zootaxa, 4227 (3): 431-443.
    20. Zahed Bahmani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani. (2016). Systematics of the Genus Trachylepis Fitzinger, 1843 (Sauria: Scincidae) in Iran: A review. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 12 (2): 211-224.
    21. Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani, Saeed Hosseinian and Michael Wink. (2016). Cryptic speciation of the Persian Long-Tailed lizard (Mesalina watsosnana) in Iran: Indicated by phylogenetic, population genetic and ecological data, (submitted).
    22. Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani, Naeim Moradi, Hamzeh Aorehei, Asghar Mobaraki, (2016). Molecular Phylogeny of the Iranian Levantine Vipers of the genus Macrovipera (Serpents, Viperidae) with description of a new species. (submitted).
    23. Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani; Saeed Hosseinian; Solamaz Rafiee; Hajigholi Kami; Mehdi Rajabizadeh and Michael Wink (2016). A new species of the genus Eremias Fitzinger, 1834 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Central Iran, supported by mtDNA sequences and morphology, Zootaxa, 4132 (2): 207-220.
    24. Alireza Pesarakloo, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani, Hajigholi Kami, Masoumeh Najibzadeh and Azar Khosravani (2016). The first taxonomic revaluation of the Iranian water frogs of the genus Pelophylax (Anura: Ranidae) using sequences of the mitochondrial genome, Mitochondrial DNA, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/19401736.2015.1127362.
    25. Fadhil Abbas, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Rhadi Rihab Ghaleb Mohammed, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, and Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani. (2016). Phylogenetic affinity of the Iraqi populations of Saw – Sacaled vipers of the genus Echis (Serpentes Viperidae), revealed by sequences of mtDNA genes, Zootaxa, (In press)
    26. Ali Gholamifard, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2015). Rediscovery of Microgecko helenae fasciatus (Schmidtler and Schmidtler, 1972) from Kermanshah Province, Western Iran with Notes on Taxonomy, Morphology, and Habitat, Asian Herpetological Research 2015, 6(4): 339–346 27. Vida Hojati, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani, Kazem Parivar. (2015). Genetic structure and relationships among populations of the Caspian Bent-toed Gecko, Tenuidactylus
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    caspius (Eichwald, 1831) (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in Northern Iran. Asian Herpetological Research , 6 : 331- 338.
    28. Rastegar Pouyani, E. Rastegar Pouyani N., Joger, U. and M. Wink. Molecular Phylogeny and phylogeography of the agamid genus Trapelus of the Iranian Plateau and Central Asia (sauria, Agamidea). (In preparation).
    29. Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani & Michael Wink (2015): Taxonomic reevaluation of Eremias strauchi strauchi Kessler, 1878 and Eremias strauchi kopetdaghica Szczerbak, 1972, based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences (Reptilia: Lacertidae), Zoology in the Middle East, DOI: 10.1080/09397140.2015.1020615.
    30. Sugol Yosofi, Eskandar Rastegar pouyani, Vida Hojati (2015). Phylogenetic relationships among populations of Pristurus rupestris Blanford, 1874 (Sauria: Sphaerodactylidae) in southern Iran, Turkish Journal of Zoology 39: 447-451.
    31. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Gabriel M. D. Marmol Marin, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, and Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani (2015). A bibliographic Recompilation of the Genus Gray, 1838 (Sauria, Lacertidae) with Key to the species. Russian Journal of Herpetology 22: 23-34.
    32. Hosseinzadeh, M. S.a, Aliabadian, M, Rastegar-Pouyani, E., Rastegar-Pouyani, N (2015). Morphological Study of Hemidactylus Geckos (Squamata:Gekkonidae) from Iran. Iranian Journal of Biosystematics. 10: 29-39.
    33. Fatemeh Fakharzadeh, Jamshid Darvish, Haji Gholi Kami, Fereshteh, Ghassemzadeh, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Matthias Stöck. (2015). Discovery of triploidy in Palearctic green toads (Anura: Bufonidae) from Iran with indications for a reproductive system involving diploids and triploids. Zoologischer Anzeiger 255: 25-31.
    34. Behzad Fathinia, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Fatemeh Todehdehghan, Fathollah Amiri (2015). Avian deception using an elaborate caudal lure in Pseudocerastes urarachnoides (Serpentes: Viperidae). Amphibia- Reptilia 36: 223-231.
    35. Naeimeh Eskandarzadeh, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, and Leila Zinati. (2015). Sexual Dimorphism in Trapelus agilis (Olivier, 1807) (Sauria, Agamidae) from Tabas Region Northeastern Iran. Russina Journal of Herpetology. 22: 123- 127.
    36. Azar Khosravani, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani, Hamze Orei. (2015). Geographic Variation of Morphological Characters in Bunopus tuberculatus Blanford 1874 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Iran. Herpetologica. 7: 152- 159.
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    37. Hassan Rahimian, Soheila Shafiei, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani. (2015). Phylogenetic relationships of the gray-toad agama, Phrynocephalus scutellatus (Olivier, 1807), species complex from Iran. Zootaxa 3990: 369- 380.
    38. Behzad F. Nasrullah R., Eskandar R., Fatemeh T.Mehdi R. (2014). Molecular systematics of the genus Pseudocerastes (Ophidia: Viperidae) based on the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. Turkish Journal Of Zoology. 38: 575- 581.
    39. Hamzeh Oraie1, Hassan Rahimian, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, and Azar Khosravani. (2014). Distribution pattern of the Snake-eyed Lizard, Ophisops elegans Ménétriés, 1832 (Squamata: Lacertidae), in Iran, Zoology in the Middle Easst.60: 125-132.
    40. Naeim Moradi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani. (2014). Geographic variation in the morphology of Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Ophidia: Viperidae) in Iran. 9: 187-202.
    41. Fatemeh F, Jamshid D. Haji Gholi K., Fereshteh G. and Eskandar R. (2014). New Karyological and Morphometric Data on Poorly Known Bufo surdus and Bufo luristanicus in Comparison with Data of Diploid Green Toads of the Bufo viridis Complex from South of Iran. Asian Herpetological Research. 5: 168-178.
    42. Nastaran Heydari, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2014). Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Acanthodactylus Fitzinger, 1834 (Reptilia: Lacertidae) in Iran, inferred from mtDNA Sequences. Zootaxa 3860: 379-395.
    43. Bahmani, Z., Rastegar-Pouyani, N., Rastegar-Pouyani, E. & Gharzi, A. (2014). A new record of Eremias strauchi strauchi Kessler, 1878 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Kurdistan Province, Western Iran, 1: 5-9.
    44. Jiri Smid, Jiri Moravec, Peter Kodym, Lukas Kratochvil, Saeed Hosseinian, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani & Daniel Frynta. (2014). Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran (A monograph). Zootaxa, 3855.
    45. Mahboubeh Sadat Hosseinzadeh, Mansour Aliabadian, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani. (2014). The roles of environmental factors on reptile richness in Iran. Amphibia – Reptilia. 35: 215- 225.
    46. Fatemeh F., Jamshid D., Haji Gholi K., Fereshteh G., and Eskandar R. (2014). New Karyological and Morphometric Data on Poorly Known Bufo surdus and Bufo luristanicus in Comparison with Data of Diploid Green Toads of the Bufo viridis Complex from South of Iran. Asian herpetological Research. 5: 168-178.
    47. Hamzeh Oraie, Hassan Rahimian, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Azar Khosravani and Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani. (2014) Sexual size dimorphism in Ophisops elegans (Squamata: Lacertidae) in Iran. Zoology in the Middle East, 59: 302-307.
    48. Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani, Hamzeh Aorehei, Azar Khosravani, Mohammad Kaboli, Asghar Mobaraki, Masoud Yuosefi, Roozbeh Behrooz, Zeinab Fakharmanesh, Michael Wink (2014). A reevaluation of taxonomic status of Montivipera (Squamata, Viperidae) from Iran Using a DNA Barcoding approach, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 57: 350- 356.
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    49. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Masoud Yousefi1, Ali Khani and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2014). Snake fauna of Shirahmad wildlife refuge and Parvand protected area, Khorasan Razavi province, Iran, Herpetology Notes 7: 75-82.
    50. Saeed Hosseinian, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani and Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani (2014). Altitudinal variation in external morphology of Mesalina watsonana (Stoliczka, 1872) (Sauria: Lacertidae) in Iranian Plateau, Acta Zoologica,
    51. Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Naeimeh Eskandarzadeh, Jamshid Darvish. (2014). Re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of sand boas of the genus Eryx (Daudin, 1803) (Serpentes: Boidae) in north-eastern Iran using sequences of the mitochondrial genome, Zoology in the Middle East, 4: 320- 326
    52. Naeimeh E., Jamshid D., Eskandar R., Fereshteh G. (2013). Reevaluation of the taxonomic status of sand boas of the genus Eryx (Daudin, 1803) (Serpentes: Boidae) in northeastern Iran. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 37: 348- 356.
    53. Vida Hojati, Kazem Parivar and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2013). Observations on the spermatogeniccycle of the Caspian Bent-toed Gecko,Cyrtopodion caspium, in Iran, Zoology in the Middle East 59: 20-29.
    54. Hosseinian S., Yousefi. M, Rastegar Pouyani E. and Rastegar Pouyani N (2013). A new record of Stenodactylus affinis (Murray1884) (Sauria:Gekkonidae) from Bandar-e-Abbas, Hormozgan Province, southern Iran, Iranian Journal of Biosystematics 19: 69-71.
    55. Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani and Mohammad Arab (2013): Rediscovery of Darevskia steineri (Eiselt, 1995) (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Iran. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 20 (1): 36-38.
    56. Eskandar Rastegar Puoyani, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Masoud Yousefi (2013): A new record of Stenodactylus affinis (murray 1884) (Sauria:Gekkonidae) from Bandar-e-abbas, Hormozgan province, southern Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics (IJAB), 9 (1): 69-71.
    57. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Hamzeh Oraei, Azar Khosravani And Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2013): Habitat associations of Eremias acutirostris (Boulenger, 1887) in the Sistan region, Zabol, Iran. Amphibian Reptiles Conservation (ARC), 6 (2): 31-34.
    58. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Hamzeh Sajed and Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani (2013): Gefährdung und Schutz von Lacerta media Lantz & Cyren, 1920 (Sauria: Lacertidae) im Iran. Die Eidechse, 24 (1): 26-30.
    59. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Masoud Yousefi, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani and Ali Khani (2013): Some remarks on the distribution and habitat preferences of the Eremias strauchi kopetdaghica Szczerbak, 1972 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from the northeastern Iranian Plateau. Herpetology Note, 6: 97-99.
    60. Ali Khani, Masoud Yousefi, Sayyad Sheykhi, Ali Sheykhi, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani and Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani (2013): New record of the gecko Crossobamon eversmanni lumsdeni (Boulenger, 1887) from Parvand Protected Area, Khorasan Razavi province, in eastern Iran. Herpetology Note, 6 : 101-102.
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    61. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Masoud Yousefi, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani (2013): Lizards from Qeshm Islan, Iran. Herpetological Review, 44 (3): 486-488.
    62. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani (2013): Geographic variation in Mesalina watsonana (Sauria: Lacertidae) along a latitudinal cline on the Iranian Plateau. Salamandra, 49 (3): 1-7.
    63. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Gentile Francesco Ficetola, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Natalia B Ananjeva, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani and Rafaqat Masroor (2013): Environmental Suitability and Distribution of the Caucasian Rock Agama, Paralaudakia caucasia (Sauria: Agamidae) in Western and Central Asia. Asian Herpetological Research, 4 (3): 207-213.
    64. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Rafaqat Masroor and Jiří Šmíd (2013): Modelling the potential distribution of Mesalina watsonana (Stoliczka, 1872) (Reptilia: Lacertidae) on the Iranian Plateau. Zoology in the Middle East, 59 (3): 220-228.
    65. Vida Hojati, Kazem Parivar, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Abdolhossein Shiravi (2013). The oogenic cycle of the Caspian bent-toed gecko, Cyrtopodion caspium (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Iran. Acta Herpetologica. 8(1): 1-8.
    66. Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Aziz Avci, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Çetin Ilgaz, and Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani (2013). New country record and range extension of Eremias suphani Başoğlu & Hellmich, 1968 from Iran. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 6(2): 35–39.
    67. Masoud Yousefi , Ali Khani , Sayyad Shaykhi Ilanloo and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2013). Lizard’s fauna of the Sabzevar with particular emphasis on the syntopic lizard and presentation of a framework for reptile distribution of Iran. Taxonomy and Biosystematics, 16: 1-16.
    68. Nastaran Heidari, Nssrullah Rastegar Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani & Mehdi Rajabizadeh (2013). A new species of Acanthodactylus Fitzinger 1834 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from southern Iran. Zootaxa 3722 (3): 333–346.
    69. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2012): First record of Cyrtopodion agamuroides (Nikolsky, 1900) (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Khorasan Razavi province, north-eastern Iran, published- Herpetology Note, volume 5: 93-94.
    70. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Mohammad Arab, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2012): Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Lebensraumes von Darevskia steineri (Eiselt, 1995) am Loveh-Wasserfall, Nordost-Iran. Die Eidechse, 23 (3): 71-74.
    71. Hamzeh Oraie, Hassan Rahimian, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani and Azar Khosravani (2012). The easternmost record of Ophisops elegans (Sauria: Lacertidae) in Iran. Herpetology Notes, 5: 469-470.
    72. Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani & Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani & Aghilkeyvanloo Shahrestanaki & Masoud Yousefi & Mohammad Zarrintab. (2012). Cutting off the Haloxylon shrubs in the vicinity of Gonabad has severe effects on
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    Eremias grammica (LICHTENSTEIN, 1823) habitat in Khorasan, Iran, http://www.lacerta.de/AS/Artikel.php?Article=148.
    73. Rastegar Pouyani, E. Kazemi Noureini, S. Joger, U. and M. Wink.(2012). Molecular phylogeny and intraspecific differentiation of the Eremias velox complex of the Iranian Plateau and Central Asia, (Reptilia Lacertidae), Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, 50: 220-229.
    74. Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani and Saeed Hosseinian (2012), Rediscovery of Darevskia steineri (Eiselt, 1995) (Sauria, Lacertidae) from Iran, Russian Journal of Herpetology, 19: 288- 290.
    75. Beat Schatti, Christoph Kucharzewski, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2012). Platyceps karelini (Brandt, 1838) from Iran to Pakistan and revalidation of Coluber chesneii Martin, 1838 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubrinae), Revue Suisse De Zoologie, 119(4): 441- 483.
    76. Jamshid Darvish and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2012). Biodiversity Conservation of Reptiles and Mammals in the Khorasan Provinces, Northeast of Iran, Progress in Biological Sciences, 2: 95- 102.
    77. Nastaran Heydari, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2012). A New Record of Acanthodactylus cantoris (Sauria: Lacertidae) and Its Comparison with Closely Related A. blanfordi in South -eastern Iran, Asian Herpetological Research, 3: 79- 82.
    78. Saeed Hossinian, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2012). Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Lebensraumes von Darevskia steineri ( Eiselt , 1995) am Loveh-Wasserfall, Nordost-Iran, De Eidechse, 3: 71- 74.
    79. Saeed Hossinian, Nasrullah Rastegar Pouyani and Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani (2012). First record of Cyrtopodion agamuroides (Nikolsky, 1900) (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Khorasan Razavi province, north-eastern Iran, Herpetology Notes, 5: 93 – 94.
    80. Mehdi Rajabizadeh, Soheila Javanmardi, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Rasoul Karamiani, Masoud Yousefi, Hasan Salehi, Ulrich Joger, Konrad Mebert, Hamidreza Esmaeili, Hossein Parsa, Haji Gholi Kami & Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani (2011) . Geographic Variation, Distribution, and Habitat of Natrix tessellate in Iran, Mertensiella, 18, 1-16.
    81. Rastegar Pouyani, E. Rastegar Pouyani, N. Kazemi Noureini, S. Joger, U. and M. Wink.(2010). Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the Eremias persica complex of the Iranian Plateau (Reptilia: Lacertidea) based on sequences of the mtDNA, Zoological Journal of the Linean Society, 158: 641-660.
    82. Rastegar Pouyani, E., U. Wink, M. (2009) . A Phylogeny of the Eremias velox complex of the Iranian Plateau and Central Asia (Reptilia, Lacertidae): Molecular evidence from ISSR-PCR fingerprints, Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 5: 15-25.
    83. Friederike Woog, Michael Wink, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani, Javier Gonzalez (2008). Distinct taxonomic position of the Madagascar stonechat (Saxicola torquatus sibilla) revealed by nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial DNA, Journal of Ornithology, 149: 423-430.
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    84. Rastegar Pouyani N, Rastegar Pouyani E. 2006. A new form of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from the Alvand Mountains, Hamedan Province, Western Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 1: 14-20.
    85. Nilson G, Rastegar Pouyani N, Rastegar Pouyani E, Andren C. 2003. Lacertas of South and Central Zagros Mountains, Iran, with description of two new taxa. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 10: 11-24.
    86. Rastegar Pouyani N, Rastegar Pouyani E. 2001. A New species of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from highlands of Kermanshah Province, western Iran. Asiatic Herpetological Research 9: 1-6.

    Papers presented at the national and international Conferences:
    1. Faunistic study of the Eremias populations of northeastern Iran: Fourth world congress of Herpetology, Sri-Lanca, December 2001. (Oral presentation).
    2. Molecular phylogeny of the Eremias persica complex of the Iranian plateau. Fifth world congress of Herepetology, Stellebbosch, South Africa, June, 2005 (oral presentation).
    3. Biosystematic of the lizards fauna of Semnan province, northeastern Iran. The first national congress of zoology. Tehran, Iran, August 1996 (Poster presentation).
    4. Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of the Eurasian lacertid lizards of the genus Eremias. 15th and 3th international conference of Biology, Tehran 27-29 Mordad 87.
    5. Molecular phylogeny and intraspecific differentiation of the Iranian and Central Asian species in the genus Trapelus (Sauria: Agamidae) inferred from Mitochondrial DNA sequences. 2nd International Symposium on Agamid Lizards. St. Petersburg, Russa 21th April 2010. (Oral presentation)
    6. Reevaluvation of taxonomic status of the Eremias strauchi complex (Sauria, Lacertidae)ased on sequences of the mitochondrial genome and morphology. Biosystematics 2011, Berlin, February 21-27. (Oral presentation)
    7- Masoud Yousefi, Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani and Ali Khani (2012): The study and recognition of reptiles that dwelling in desert area’s sand hills in Iran (Khorasan Razavi province), 1th Congress of Desert, Karaj, Iran.
    8- Ali khani, Masoud Yousefi, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian (2012): Lizard’s fauna of Sarakhs with emphasize on habitat and substrate type together with a new record of Eumeces taeniolatus in north-east Iran, 17th National and 5th International Biology Conference, Kerman, ISC.
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    9- Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani & Eskandar Rastegar Pouayani, Reptiles (2010): Fauna of the Qom province, 16th National and 4th international Biology Conference, FUM.
    10- Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Ali Khani, Eskandar Rastegar Pouyani, Masoud Yousefi (2012): The primitive study of snakes in west Khorasan (Sabzevar),

    E. Research projects:
    1. 1994-1996. Study of reproductive biology and biosytematics of the lizards of Semnan province, Iran
    2. 2000-2002. The vertebrate fauna of western Khorasan province, northeastern Iran.
    3. 2002-2006. The vertebrate fauna of Khorasan provinces and identification of the endangered species in the area.
    4. 2009- 2010- An investigation on diversification, distribution and habitats of the reptiles and amphibians in Qom province (a conservation approach)
    5. 2010-2011- An investigation on diversification, distribution and habitats of Herpetofauna of Khorasan Razavi province and preparing a tissue and genome bank of these animals in the province.
    6. 2011- 213. An investigation on diversification, distribution and habitats of Herpetofauna of Fars province and preparing a tissue and genome bank of these animals in the province.
    7. 2012- 4102- Re-evaluation of Taxonomic status of the Iranian reptiles using DNA barcoding technique and approach ( Phase 1: the museum materials and specimens)
    8. 208-2010: Molecular systematics of the lacertid lizards of eastern Iran.
    9. 209-2011- Taxonomic reevaluation of the Strauch’s race runner lizards, Eremias strauchi (Kesler 1890) in Iran.
    10. 209- 2011. Taxonomic reevaluation of the Eremias nigrocellata-intermedia complex in Iran.
    11. 2015- Continued: Reevaluation of taxonomic status of the Iranian snakes using DNA Barcoding methods and approach.
    12. 2016- Ongoing project: Population genetics and molecular Biosystematics of Egyptian Spiny–tailed Lizard, Uromastyx eagyptia in the Persian Gulf islands.
    13. 2016- Ongoing project: Taxonomic reevaluation of the lizards of Iran using DNA Barcoding method and approach (A collaborative project with Heidelberg University, Germany).
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    Administrative positions:
    1998 – 2002. Head of the Department of Biology, Tarbiat Moallem University of Sabzevar, Iran
    2000 – 2002. Vice dean of the Faculty of Science, Tarbiat Moallem University of Sabzevar, Iran
    207- 2013. Vice dean of the Faculty of Science, Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran.
    2013- 2016. Dean of the faculty of Science, Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran

    Courses Taught:
    Invertebrate Zoology (B.Sc)
    Vertebrate Zoology (B.Sc)
    General Ecology (B. Sc)
    Evolution (B. Sc)
    Species and Speciation (M.Sc)
    Herpetology (M.Sc)
    Animal Biogeography (M.Sc)
    Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates (M.Sc)
    Lab. Techniques in Animal Biosystematics (Ph.D)
    Field Techniques in Animal Biosystematics (Ph.D)