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International Journal of Zoology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 521406, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/521406
Research Article

The Male Reproductive Cycle of the Spotted Toad-Headed Agama, Phrynocephalus maculatus, in Iran

Department of Biology, Damghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Damghan 36716 39998, Iran

Received 9 September 2015; Accepted 2 November 2015

Academic Editor: Marco Cucco

Copyright © 2015 Soheila Rahmani and Vida Hojati. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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