Zoology in the

Middle East




The only journal covering the faunal biodiversity of the entire Middle East, an outstanding region of the world

– covered in the Science Citation Index (SCIE) –



The Middle East at its location at the intersection of three zoogeographic regions endows a vast landscape with a striking diversity of habitats and fauna and flora with many endemic species. Zoology in the Middle East is the only scientific journal covering the whole range of zoology in this unique region of the world and helps further the understanding of the Middle East as a zoogeographical unit. The journal aims at improving the interchange of knowledge and ideas between specialists on different subjects and taxa.


Zoology in the Middle East publishes original papers on ecology, zoogeography, animal biology, biodiversity, faunistics, systematics, and taxonomy of the Middle East. Over 1000 authors from 55 countries (click here for list) have published their scientific results in Zoology in the Middle East. The journal is thus a unique information source on Middle East wildlife; the first 63 volumes and three Special Issues comprise over 9,000 printed pages. 1257 articles have been published so far (see Table of Contents for all volumes).


Zoology in the Middle East has found place in the elite Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), which comprises a selection of the world's leading scholarly science and technical journals from more than 150 disciplines, and forms the basis for calculating the impact factor (IP). It is a refereed journal with an Advisory Board whose members come from twelve different countries.


Starting with Volumer 59 (2013), Zoology in the Middle East is published by the British publisher Taylor & Francis. The editorial office remained unchanged. Please visit the journal’s new web site at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tzme20/current#.UZ8Mkp3wCig. The current web site will be maintained for some time.



ISSN 0939-7140


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Dr Max Kasparek

(for list of publications click here)

Natural Resources Management, Heidelberg

Associate Editor

Dr Adrian C. Pont

University Museum of Natural History, Oxford

Advisory Board Members

Prof. Dr Zuhair S. Amr

Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Böhme

Museum Alexander König, Bonn

Prof. Dr Ali Demirsoy

Hacettepe University, Ankara

Dr Sherif Baha El Din

Egyptian Environment Affairs Agency, Cairo

Prof. Dr Victor Fet

Marshall University, Huntington (USA)

Dr Francis Gilbert

Nottingham University, Nottingham (U.K.)

Prof. Dr Henri Dumont

Ghent University, Ghent

Prof. Dr George Japoshvili

Agricultural University of Georgia

Dr Bahram H. Kiabi

Shaheed Beheshti University, Tehran

Prof. Dr Ragnar Kinzelbach

University of Rostock, Germany

Dr Boris Kryštufek

University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia

Dr Fareed Krupp

Qatar Natural History Museum, Doha

Dr Wilson R. Lourenço

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris

Prof. Dr Abdul Karim Nasher

Sana’a University, Yemen

Dr Tomáš Pavlíček

University of Haifa, Israel

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Pešić

University of Montenegro

Dr Lina Rifai

Indiana University Kokomo

Dr Çağan H. Şekercioğlu

University of Utah, U.S.A.


Table of Contents

Complete Table of Contents for vols. 1–61

(click here)


List of Authors

All authors who published in vols. 1–48

(click here)



In addition to the Science Citation Index (SCIE), Zoology in the Middle East is included in the BioSciences Information Service (BIOSIS) of Biological Abstracts and Zoological Record, ISI Database, CAB Abstracts, The Ibis, Ecological Abstracts, GEOBASE, Wildlife Review Abstracts, Fisheries Review, NISC’s FISHLIT (Fish and Fisheries Worldwide), Aquatic Biology, Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts/ Entomology Abstracts, VINITI Abstracts Journal (Referativnyi Zhurnal), and other review organs.


Original descriptions of new scientific names for animals representing nomenclatural acts as governed by the ICZN Code of Nomenclature are registered in the Index to Organism Names (ION) published by Thomson Reuters, and are assigned with a Life Sciences Identifier (LSID). This information is also provided to ZooBank, the Global Names Index and other name repositories.


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Supplementary publications (selection)

Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy V

Edited by T. Pavlicek,P. Cardet, Cs. Csuzdi, R.-C. Le Bayon & J.-MN. Gobat

(2012, ISBN 9783-925064-68-5, 188 pages, many graphs, maps and figures, EURO 28.00)


Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula

Edited by Mike Knight, David Mallon, Philip Seddon

(2011, ISBN 9783-925064-67-8, 208 pages, many graphs, coloured and b/w photographs, maps and figures, EURO 28.00)



For the complete Table of Contents please visit:


Complete Table of Contents for vols. 1–61


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Highlights – Files free to download (PDF) (selection)

Selection of articles which are available to dowload free of charge:


The full set of articles published in the Special Issue on Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula (supplementum 3) is available for free download. Please click here.


Phylogeography of co-distributed dune scorpions identifies the Amu Darya River as a long-standing component of Central Asian biogeography (Scorpiones: Buthidae)

(from Vol. 55, 2012, 1645kB)


A new freshwater amphipod species, Gammarus katagani sp. nov., from Turkey (Amphipoda: Gammaridae)

(from vol. 55, 2012, 1030kB)


New and additional records for the ant fauna from Iran (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

(from Vol. 55, 2012, 5045kB)


The hunter-flies of Armenia. II. The genus Lispe Latreille, 1796 (Insecta: Diptera: Muscidae)

(from Vol. 55, 2012, 273k)


Diversity patterns of ants along an elevation gradient at St. Catherine Protectorate, South Sinai, Egypt (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

(from vol. 54, 2011, 298k)


The molluscan bio-fouling community on the Red Sea pearl oyster beds

(from vol. 51, 2011, 134 kB)


Assessment of the origin of a Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta

caretta, found in Kuwaiti waters, using mitochondrial DNA (from vol. 49, 2010, 132 kB)


On the status and distribution of the Striped Hyaena, Hyaena hyaena, in Turkey (from vol. 33, 2004) (280 kB)


On the diet of the Eagle Owl, Bubo bubo, in Syria (from vol. 33, 2004) (71 kB)


Population status and conservation of marine turtles at El-Mansuri, Lebanon (from Vol. 27, 2002) (224 kB)


On the current status and distribution of the Jungle Cat, Felis chaus, in Jordan (Mammalia: Carnivora) (from vol. 30, 2003) (350 kB)


The endemic Iranian Cave-fish, Iranocypris typhlops: two taxa or two forms based on the mental disc? (from vol. 44, 2008) (328 kB)


On the biology of Acanthalburnus urmianus, an endemic fish of Iran

(Short Communication, from vol. 43, 2008)


Population status of the Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor Pocock, 1927) in Iran

(from vol. 26, 2002) (1700 kB)


The natural areas and landscape of Iran: an overview

(from Vol. 26, 2002) (149 kB)