Eremias szczerbaki EREMCHENKO, PANFILOV & ZARINENKO, 1992
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eremias szczerbaki?
|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Szczerbak’s Racerunner|
|Synonym||Eremias multiocellata szczerbaki EREMCHENKO, PANFILOW & ZARINENKO 1992|
Eremias szczerbaki — ANANJEVA et al. 2006: 101
Eremias szczerbaki — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
|Distribution||Kyrgyzstan (basin of the river Naryn, valley of the rivers At-Bashi and Arpa; foothills of Moldo-Too, Baibishe-too, Yaman-Too, At-BAshi and Naryn-Too)|
Type locality: Kyrgyzstan (valley of Arpa River).
|Types||Holotype: IBKB (presumably), R 002056, Zoological Museum of the Institute of Biology, Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek: ad male, Kyrgiziya, Naryn District, valley of Arpa River, 19 June 1985, leg. V.K. Eremchenko and A.M. Panfilov (Eremchenko et al., 1992).|
|Comment||Authorship: in the original (Russian) paper the authors spelled themselves “Jeriomtschenko et Panfilov” (in English). The first author has also been cited as YERIOMCHENKO, EREMCHENKO, or JERJOMTSCHENKO. We use the spelling “JEREMČENKO” to consolidate these spelling variants. Similarly, Panfilov has been cited as “Panfilow” but we use only Panfilov in author citations.|
|Etymology||named after Nikolai Nikolaevich Szczerbak (1927-1998), Ukrainian herpetologist who was arrested by the NKVD (Secret Police) and imprisoned in the Gulag (1948-1954). See Adler 1999 for more details.|