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Eremias kavirensis MOZAFFARI & PARHAM, 2007

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Maranjaab racerunner 
SynonymEremias kavirensis MOZAFFARI & PARHAM 2007
Eremias kavirensis — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Eremias kavirensis — NASRABADI et al. 2017 
DistributionIran (Esfahan: Kavir Desert)

Type locality: Isfahan Province, Maranjab sand dunes, 34° 17’ 51’’ N, 51° 50’ 57’’ E.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 238636 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the collection locality of the new species, the Kavir Desert (Dasht-e-Kavir), and the Latin ‘-ensis,’ meaning ‘from’ or ‘belonging to.’ 
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Mozaffari, O. & Parham, J.F. 2007. A new species of racerunner lizard (Lacertidae: Eremias) from Iran. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 58 (23-30): 569-574 [December 28 2007]
  • NASRABADI, REZA; NASRULLAH RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI, AHMAD GHARZI 2017. A revised key to the lizards of Iran (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertilia). Zootaxa 4227 (3): 431–443 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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 - get paper here
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