Alburnus amirkabiri Mousavi-Sabet et al., 2015
Type locality: Iran, Markazi Prov., Ghareh Chay River, in the Namak Lake basin; 34°53′ N, 050°02′ E.
Etymology: The species is named for the first Iranian reformer Mirza Taghi Khan Farahani known as Amir Kabir (1807 – 10 January 1852), also known as Atabak and Amir-e Nezam, popular chief minister of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (King of Persia) in the first three years of his reign. He was born in Hezaveh, a county of Arak, in Markazi Province, where the type locality of Alburnus amirkabiri is located.
- Mousavi-Sabet, H., Vatandoust, S., Khataminejad, S., Eagderi, S., Abbasi, K., Nasri, M., Jouladeh, A. & Vasil’eva, E. D., 2015. Alburnus amirkabiri (Teleostei), a New Species of Shemaya from the Namak Lake Basin, Iran. Journal of Ichthyology 55 (1): 40–52. doi: 10.1134/S0032945215010129 Reference page.