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Eremias buechneri BEDRIAGA, 1907

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Kaschar Racerunner
Chinese: 喀什麻蜥 
SynonymEremias buechneri BEDRIAGA 1907: 184
Eremias buechneri — ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Eremias yarkandensis BLANFORD 1875 (part.)
Eremias yarkandensis var. saturata (part.) BLANFORD 1875
Eremias buechneri — SZCZERBAK 2003
Eremias (Pareremias) buechneri — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Eremias buechneri — ORLOVA et al. 2022 
DistributionNW China (W Xinjiang, and probably Qinghai)

Type locality: Yarkand and Chotan; “China, South Kashgaria, Sampoula Oasis” fide I. Doronin, pers. comm., 21 Oct 2018.  
TypesLectotype ZISP 7087 (designated by SZCZERBAK 2003), August 1886, Coll. N.M. Przhevalsky; 58 paralectotypes (4 of which are lost) fide Milto & Ananjeva 2022. 
CommentSynonymy partly after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.)

Reports of this species from Kyrgyzstan may be E. kokshaaliensis. 
EtymologyNamed after Eugen A. Buchner, a Russian zoologist of German descent who specialized in mammals and birds. 
  • Bedriaga, JACQUES VON 1907. Verzeichnis der von der Central-Asiatischen Expedition unter Stabs-Kapitän W. Roborowski in den Jahren 1893-1895 gesammelten Reptilien. Annu. Mus. Zool. Acad. Impér. Sci. St.-Petersbourg, 10 (3-4): 159-200 [1905] - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Blanford,W.T. 1878. "Reptilia and Amphibia" in Scientific Results of the Second Yarkand Mission. Calcutta, Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing. 4to, p. 1-26, 2 pis.
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Lixia, Wan; Shihong, Sun; Yuanting, Jin; Yongfeng, Yan; Naifa, Liu 2007. Molecular phylogeography of the Chinese lacertids of the genus Eremias (Lacertidae) based on 16S rRNA mitochondrial DNA sequences. Amphibia-Reptilia 28 (1): 33-41 - get paper here
  • Milto, K.D. and N.B. Ananjeva 2022. On the composition of the type series of the Kashgar Racerunner, Eremias buechneri Bedriaga, 1907 (Sauria, Lacertidae). Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS, 2022, 326(4): 250–258 - get paper here
  • Orlova, V. F., Solovyeva, E. N., Dunayev, E. A., & Ananjeva, N. B. 2022. Integrative Taxonomy within Eremias multiocellata Complex (Sauria, Lacertidae) from the Western Part of Range: Evidence from Historical DNA. Genes, 13(6): 941
  • ORLOVA, VALENTINA F.; NIKOLAY A. JR. POYARKOV, MARINA A. CHIRIKOVA, ROMAN A. NAZAROV, MUNKHBAYAR MUNKHBAATAR, KHORLOOGHIYN MUNKHBAYAR, KHAYANKHYARVAGIJN TERBISH 2017. MtDNA differentiation and taxonomy of Central Asian racerunners of Eremias multiocellata-E. przewalskii species complex (Squamata, Lacertidae). Zootaxa 4282 (1): 001–042 - get paper here
  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
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