عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Despite a wide variety and distribution range of lizards in Iran, as yetno comprehensive work has been done on reproductive biology, especially oogenesis, of these animals in the area. Present research, study and review the oogenic cycle of some of lizards species belong to different families in Iran, including: Cyrtopodion caspiumbeloning to the family Gekkonidae; Trapelus agilis,Laudakia caucasia, Laudakia nuptaand Phrynocephalus scutellatusfrom the family Agamidae; some species of Eremias, Mesalina watsonana and Iranolacerta brandtiiof the family Lacertidae and the scincid lizrard, Trachylepis aurata. The diameters of ovaries, follicles, follicular layer, oviductal eggs, and time of emerge and number of mature follicles and oviductal eggs, and gonadal index were compared among the above representatives of these families. The results showed that all species except Trachylepis aurata, which is a viviparous taxon, are oviparous and females emerge in April. All reproductive activities including oogenesis, vitellogenesis and oviposition are done in spring and summer. By late October, as the weather is getting cold, usually they disappear and start the hibernation period. The oogenic cycle of the lizards of Iran like other lizards of temperate zones follow the associated model and duration of the reproductive period is seriously affected by climate of their habitats.