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Eremias papenfussi MOZAFFARI, AHMADZADEH & PARHAM, 2011

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesPapenfuss’s racerunner 
SynonymEremias papenfussi MOZAFFARI, AHMADZADEH & PARHAM 2011 
DistributionIran (Tehran Province)

Type locality: Sooleghan Mountains (35° 47' 44.9" N, 51° 14' 20.2" E, elevation 1794 m, Tehran Province in the Alborz Mountain Range, Iran.  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 91701 (♂), 59 mm snout-vent length (SVL), collected 14 April 2009; Paratypes: PHIM 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyThe epithet papenfussi is for Theodore Johnstone Papenfuss of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, in honor of his extensive contributions to the field of herpetology through the collecting of new specimens and the training of herpetologists around the world. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Mozaffari, O. & Ahmadzadeh, F. & Parham, J. F. 2011. Eremias papenfussi sp. nov., a new lacertid lizard (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Tehran Province, Iran. Zootaxa 3114: 57-62 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR; SAEED HOSSEINIAN, SOOLMAZ RAFIEE, HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABIZADEH, MICHAEL WINK 2016. A new species of the genus Eremias Fitzinger, 1834 (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Central Iran, supported by mtDNA sequences and morphology. Zootaxa 4132 (2): 207–220
  • 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
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