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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Kakar’s Racerunner 
SynonymEremias (Rhabderemias) kakari MASROOR, KHISROON, KHAN & JABLONSKI 2020
Eremias kakari — KHAN et al. 2020 
DistributionPakistan (Balochistan), SE Afghanistan

Type locality: Tanishpa village, Torghar Mountains, Killa Saifulla district, Balochistan (31.1869° N, 68.4126° E; Fig. 1), elevation 2,506 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype. PMNH 842, an adult male, collected May 24, 1997, leg. Khalid Javed Baig (Fig. 2).
Paratypes. All paratypes were collected from the same locality as the holotype. PMNH 840, 844, 845 (males) and 843, 846 (females), leg. Khalid Javed Baig (PMNH 843–844, collected along with the holotype; PMNH 845– 846, collected on May 25, 1997; PMNH 840, collected on May 26, 1997). PMNH 4092–4097 (subadults), collected on September 09, 2018, leg. Rafaqat Masroor. PMNH 4048, adult male, collected on September 01, 2018, leg. Muazzam Ali Khan (Figs. 3 & 4). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A medium-sized lacertid lizard, maximum snout-vent length (SVL) = 52.2 mm, tail being 1.9 to 2.2 times longer than body length (SVL), hindlimbs relatively long (HLL/SVL ratio 0.58–0.66); subocular scale reaching to the edge of the mouth, 5–7 (mainly 6) supralabials anterior to subocular; dorsals 48–55; ventrals in 11–14 oblique longitudinal series; frontal mostly separated from supraoculars or in few instances in contact with anterior large supraocular only; height of the first two to three transverse rows of ventral scales in pectoral region more than its breadth; 17–21 femoral pores on each side, separated medially by 4–5 scales, the space between the femoral pores about one–fourth or less than one–fourth length of each row; toes without fringe, encircled by three scales and with a single series of 22–26 unicarinate scales underneath. Hindlimbs reach to the base of collar in males and to the axilla of forelimbs in females. Color creamy beige in life with eight dark brown stripes on body dorsum (including the narrow stripes on flanks) and an additional short median stripe (nuchal) originating from the junction of parietals (Masroor et al. 2020). 
EtymologyThe species is dedicated to the “Kakar” tribe of Pashtun people inhabiting the Torghar Mountains in the Toba Kakar Range where the holotype and paratypes were collected. 
  • Jablonski, Daniel & Rafaqat Masroor 2021. First record of Eremias kakari Masroor et al., 2020 (Squamata: Lacertidae) for Afghanistan. Bonn zoological Bulletin 70 (1): 63–65 - get paper here
  • Khan, M. A., Jablonski, D., Nadeem, M. S., Masroor, R., Kehlmaier, C., Spitzweg, C., & Fritz, U. 2020. Molecular phylogeny of Eremias spp. from Pakistan contributes to a better understanding of the diversity of racerunners. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 59 (2): 466-483 - get paper here
  • MASROOR, RAFAQAT; MUHAMMAD KHISROON, MUAZZAM ALI KHAN & DANIEL JABLONSKI 2020. A new species of Eremias (Squamata: Lacertidae) from the arid mountains of Pakistan. Zootaxa 4786 (1): 101–121 - get paper here
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