عنوان مقاله [English]
Since lizards are considered as one of natural factors in controlling the arthropods population. Consequently, they have a high ecological value in energy pyramid. Due to the richness of Tabas regarding fauna and flora and because no one has done biosystematic studies in this region, the present study investigated the lizard fauna of the city during 2000-2001. Sample collection was done during spring, summer, fall and late winter. 84 samples were collected and identified based on morphological, morphometric and meristical characteristics. According to the results the lizards belonged to five families: Agamidae, Gekkonidae, Lacertidae, Uromastycidae and varanidae which include 10 genera and 14 species. Agamidae, Gekkonidae and lacertidae families have the highest frequency and Eremias genre has the highest species diversity.