Eirenis punctatolineatus (BOETTGER, 1892)
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Subspecies||Eirenis punctatolineatus condoni (BOULENGER 1920)|
Eirenis punctatolineatus punctatolineatus (BOETTGER 1892)
|Common Names||E: Dotted Dwarf Racer|
G: Armenische Zwergnatter
|Synonym||Cyclophis modestus var. punctatolineata BOETTGER 1892: 147|
Contia schelkovnikovi NIKOLSKY 1909: 301
Zamenis bornmullerorum WERNER 1903
Contia collaris var. bornmüllerorum — WERNER 1917
Eirenis punctatolineatus kumerloevei EISELT 1970
Eirenis punctatolineatus — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Eirenis iranica SCHMIDT 1939 (fide SCHMIDTLER & EISELT 1991)
Eirenis (Pediophis) punctatolineatus kumerloevei — NAGY et al. 2004
Eirenis (Pediophis) punctatolineatus — NAGY et al. 2004
Eirenis iranicus — RASTEGAR-POUYANI et al. 2008
Eirenis punctatolineatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 259
Eirenis punctatolineatus kumerlaevi — TUNIYEV et al. 2014
Eirenis punctatolineatus condoni (BOULENGER 1920)
Contia condoni BOULENGER 1920
Eirenis punctatolineatus condoni — RAJABIZADEH et al. 2012
|Distribution||Soviet Union (Caucasus), S Armenia, SE/SW Azerbaijan, CE Turkey, W Iran, NE Iraq|
condoni: Iran (southern Zagros mountains and the adja- cent area of the western Zagros foothills, in the south to low elevated mountain sides adjacent to Persian Gulf, and eastwards to around Kerman and Bam cities in Kerman province); Type locality: Around Shiraz, Fars province, Iran.
kumerloevei (now invalid): Akdamar ISland in Lake Van.
punctatolineatus: Central-eastern Turkey, central and southern Armenia, southern Azerbaijan, Nakhichevan, and northern and western Iran in the northern Zagros and Azarbaijan mountains and through the Alborz Mountains up to northern Khorasan and adjacent mountains of central Iran; Type locality: Armenia
|Types||Holotype: SMF 19288 according to Mertens (1967).|
|Comment||Synonymy partly after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.). FRANZEN & SIGG (1989) synonymized Eirenis punctatolineatus kumerloevei with Eirenis punctatolineatus. Zamenis bornmüllerorum Werner, 1903 was based on the examination of one specimen from “Elburs (= Al- borz) mountain” “am Keredscli (supposedly Karaj)-Ufer”, Iran, at the elevation of 2100 m. Nikolsky (1909) described Contia schelkovnikovi based on the examination of one specimen from a dry slope near Dzhi village of Lenkoran region (Azerbajdzhan Republic). Contia condoni Boulenger, 1920 was based on a couple of specimens collected from Shiraz (center of Fars province, Iran). Eirenis iranica Schmidt, 1939 was described based on a single adult male collected in 1934 from Tirak Mart mountain (now: Bibi Shahrbanu mountain) near Rayy (now: Rey), south of Tehran, Iran. Eirenis punctatolineatus kumerloevei Eiselt, 1970 was based on a single specimen from Akdamar Island in Van Lake, Turkey. It was distinguished from the nominal subspecies by a black dorsal coloration with scattered light spots. Franzen and Sigg (1989) erected questions about the validity of this subspecies, as only 11 of 22 specimens examined by them from Akdamar Island, showed the black dorsal color.|
Distribution: not in Iraq fide Habeeb & Rastegar-Pouyani 2016. Map: see Rajabizadeh et al. 2012.
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