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Eremias acutirostris (BOULENGER, 1887)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPoint-snouted Racerunner 
SynonymScapteira acutirostris BOULENGER 1887: 114
Scapteira aporosceles ALCOCK & FINN 1897: 559
Macmahonia aporosceles — BOULENGER 1921
Eremias (Scapteira) acutirostris — LANTZ 1928: 41
Eremias aporosceles — SMITH 1935: 388
Eremias acutirostris — SMITH 1935: 387
Eremias aporosceles — LEVITON 1959: 461
Scapteira aporosceles — DAS 1996: 49
Scapteira acutirostris — DAS 1996: 49
Eremias acutirostris — ANDERSON 1999
Eremias aporosceles — KHAN 2004
Eremias acutirostris — BAIG & MASROOR 2006
Eremias acutirostris — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionS Afghanistan, NW Pakistan, SE Iran

Pakistan, Afghanistan (LEVITON 1959: 461); Type locality: near Nushki, N. Baluchistan;  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH, ZSI 14132, 14134, 14137, 14139– 42, 14144–45, 14147–51, 14153, FMNH. 
CommentNot listed in BISCHOFF, Lizards of the World: Lacertidae. Not in the Zoological Record of 1896.

Synonymy: S. aporoscelis is a synonym of Eremias acutirostris (fide SHCHERBAK 1974) but valid fide Anderson (1999) and Das (1992).

Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “acuere” = sharp, or “acutus” = sharpened, pointed, or “acumen” = tip, or “acus” = needle; “rostrum” = beak, proboscis, or trunk. 
References
  • Alcock, A. W. & FINN,F. 1897. An account of the Reptilia collected by Dr. F.P. Maynard, Captain A.H. McMahon, C.I.E., and the members of the Afghan-Baluch Boundary Comission of 1896. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 65: 550-566 [1896] - get paper here
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - get paper here
  • Baig, Khalid Javed and Rafaqat Masroor 2006. A New Species of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 13 (3): 167-174
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1921. Monograph of the Lacertidae, vol. 2. British Museum (London), 451 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Das,I. 1996. Biogeography of the Reptiles of South Asia. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida
  • Guo, Xianguang; Xin Daib, Dali Chen, Theodore J. Papenfuss, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Daniel A. Melnikov, Yuezhao Wang 2011. Phylogeny and divergence times of some racerunner lizards (Lacertidae: Eremias) inferred from mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene segments. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 400–412 - get paper here
  • Hosseinian Yousefkhani, Seyyed Saeed; Hamzeh Oraie, Azar Khosravani, Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani 2013. Habitat associations and conservation of Eremias acutirostris (Boulenger, 1887) in the Sistan region, Zabol, Iran. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 6 (2): 31-34 - get paper here
  • Lantz,L.A. 1928. Les Eremias de l’Asia Occidentale. Bull. Mus. Géorgie vols. 4/5: 136 pp. - get paper here
  • Leviton,A.E. 1959. Systematics and Zoogeography of Philippine Snakes. Unpublished PhD Thesis.
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Shcherbak, N. [= Szczerbak] 1974. Yashchurki palearktiki [Palearctic Desert Lizards]. Kiev, Naukova dumka, 296 pp.
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
 
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