Eremias suphani BASOGLU & HELLMICH, 1968
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eremias suphani?
|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Suphan Racerunner, Basoglu's Racerunner|
|Synonym||Eremias velox suphani BASOGLU & HELLMICH 1968|
Eremias suphani — BISCHOFF & BÖHME 1980
Eremias (Dimorphea) suphani — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
|Distribution||E Turkey (Anatolia, Lake Van region, perhaps to Burdur in the west), NW Iran|
Type locality: Van Lake, Turkey Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: ZDEU 31/1957, paratypes: ZSM|
|Comment||Adults 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).|
Distribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran.