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Eremias suphani BASOGLU & HELLMICH, 1968

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSuphan Racerunner, Basoglu's Racerunner 
SynonymEremias velox suphani BASOGLU & HELLMICH 1968
Eremias suphani — BISCHOFF & BÖHME 1980
Eremias (Dimorphea) suphani — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionE Turkey (Anatolia, Lake Van region, perhaps to Burdur in the west), NW Iran

Type locality: Van Lake, Turkey 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.
TypesHolotype: ZDEU 31/1957, paratypes: ZSM 
CommentAdults of Eremias suphani can be distinguished from E. strauchi by the presence of a double or single row of gular scales separating the scales of the third pair of chin shields (third pair of chin shields in contact in E. strauchi), the presence of enlarged gular scales border- ing the third pair of chin shields (no enlarged gulars in E. suphani), and the presence of a ventrolateral row of well-defined, large, round, white spots, that may be fused to form a longitudinal band (diffuse small longitudinal spots or a diffuse thin line in E. strauchi). 
  • Basoglu, M. & HELLMICH,W. 1968. Eine neue Eremias-Form aus Ost-Anatolien (Reptilia, Lacertidae). Ege Üniv. Fen. Fak. Ilmi Rap. Ser. (Izmir) 67: 1-9
  • Bischoff,W. & BÖHME,W. 1980. Der systematische Status der türkischen Wüstenrenner des Subgenus Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae). Zool. Beitr., N.F., (Berlin) 26 (2): 297-306
  • Franzen, Michael and Ullrich Heckes. 1999. Eremias suphani Basoglu & Hellmich, 1968 und Eremias strauchi Kessler, 1878 in der östlichen Türkei: Diagnostische Merkmale, Verbreitung und Lebensräume (Sauria: Lacertidae). Salamandra 35 (4): 255-266
  • Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar; Aziz Avci, Yusuf Kumlutaş, Çetin Ilgaz, Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani 2013. New country record and range extension of Eremias suphani Başoǧlu & Hellmich, 1968 from Iran. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 6 (2): 35-39 - get paper here
  • 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
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