Eremias lalezharica MORAVEC, 1994
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|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||E: Lalehzar Racerunner|
|Synonym||Eremias (Eremias) lalezharica MORAVEC 1994|
Eremias lalezharica — ANDERSON 1999
Eremias (Dimorphea) lalezharica — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Eremias lalezharica — GHOLAMIFARD 2011
Eremias lalezharica — NASRABADI et al. 2017
|Distribution||SE Iran (Kerman: Mt. Lalezhar region)|
Type locality: “Lalezhar, 29º31'N, 56º51'E, N foot of Mt. Lalezhar” [=Lalehzar fide US Board of Geographical Names, Gazetter #19, Iran], Kerman Province, Iran, 2800-3100 m elevation” [ANDERSON 1999]
|Types||Holotype: NMP 6V (was: MNHP) 34555/3; paratypes: ZFMK, NMP|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: "A species of subgenus Eremias (subocular bordering mouth, only one frontonasal, two supraoculars, femoral pore series separated by a very short space and reach the knee ...). It differs from all other known species by several [3-5 (8)] smaller shields situated laterally and posterior to each fourth submaxillary shield, instead of a distinct individual fifth submaxillary. The fifth [sic; fourth] submaxillary is exceptionally well developed and the smaller shields are located laterally and posteriorly to it. The smaller shields can also surround the fourth submaxillary and together with it border the third submaxillary. Higher rate of separation of fourth (41.7%) and third (16.7%) submaxillary shields from lower labials, as consequence of above described arrangement of the chin shields, is another characteristic feature ofthe new species ..." (Moravec, 1994:61, cited after Anderson 1999: 217).|
Color pattern: (Fig. 99) (In preservative, initial fixation in formalin) two dorsal and two dorsolateral light longitudinal stripes more or less interrupted into small whitish spots; lateral and median edges ofthese spots bordered with black; on flank a light lateral stripe from posterior edge of ear to groin; between dorsolateral and lateral stripes a row of formerly blue ocelli extending from in front of forelimbs to above insertion of hindlimbs; ocelli sporadically associated, above or below, with other smaller spots; upper labials dark with white markings; dorsal surface oflimbs dark with lighter spots; venter white, lateral ventrals marked with black. Males have more conspicuous ocelli with better developed black margins fusing to form conspicuous dark lateral stripe; females have less interrupted dorsolateral and dorsal light stripes. (Moravec, 1994:64, fig. 2; cited after Anderson 1999: 217).
|Comment||Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.|
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|
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