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Eremias pleskei NIKOLSKY, 1905

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesPleske's Racerunner 
SynonymEremias pleskei NIKOLSKY 1905: 481
Eremias pleskei — BEDRIAGA 1907 (fide ZOOLOGICAL RECORD 1907)
Eremias velox (part.) KESSLER 1878
Eremias fasciata var. pleskei — BEDRIAGA 1905
Rhabderemias pleskei — LANTZ 1928
Eremias (Rhabderemias) pleskei — BISCHOFF 1978
Eremias pleskei — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Eremias pleskei — HILLMANN 2003
Eremias (Rhabderemias) pleskei — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionArmenia, Nakhishevan, NE Turkey, NW Iran, Azerbaijan

Type locality: Nakhichevan, Azerbaijan; “Nachitschewan, Erivan, Transcaucasia” fide ANDERSON 1999. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesLectotype: ZISP (ZIL) 6724 (designated by Szcerbak, 1974:234) 
CommentSynonymy partly after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.). 
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144]
  • Baig, Khalid Javed and Rafaqat Masroor 2006. A New Species of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 13 (3): 167-174
  • Bedriaga, JACQUES VON 1907. Neue Saurier aus Russisch-Asien. Annu. Mus. Zool. Acad. Impér. Sci. St.-Petersbourg, 10 [1905]: 210-243
  • Bischoff, W. 1978. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Echsen des Kaukasus. Salamandra 14 (4): 178-202
  • Clark, R. J., Clark, E. D. and Anderson, S. C. 1966. Report on two small collections of reptiles from Iran. Occ. Pap. Cal. Acad. Sci. (55): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Dieckmann, Martin 2008. Portrait: Eremias pleskei - Transkaukasischer Wüstenrenner. Die Eidechse 19 (1): 26-29
  • Engelmann,W.E. et al. 1993. Lurche und Kriechtiere Europas. Neumann Verlag (Radebeul, Germany), 440 pp.
  • Guo, Xianguang; Xin Daib, Dali Chen, Theodore J. Papenfuss, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Daniel A. Melnikov, Yuezhao Wang 2011. Phylogeny and divergence times of some racerunner lizards (Lacertidae: Eremias) inferred from mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene segments. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 400–412 - get paper here
  • Hillmann, B. 2003. Herpetologische Eindrücke aus dem Iran. Elaphe 11 (4): 61-71
  • Liesack, H. 1984. Wüstenrenner aus Transkaukasien. elaphe, Berlin, 1984 (1): 2-4
  • Nikolsky, A. M. 1905. Herpetologia rossica. Mem. Acad. Imp. Sci., Phys.-Math. Classe, St. Pétersbourg, XVII (1): 1-518
  • 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
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Alberto Venchi, Giuseppe M. Carpaneto, Marco A. Bologna 2000. The Reptiles of Anatolia: a Checklist and Zoogeographical analysis. Biogeographia, 21-2000: 441-554.
  • 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
  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
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