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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesEremias velox borkini EREMCHENKO & PANFILOV 1999
Eremias velox caucasia LANTZ 1928
Eremias velox roborowskii BEDRIAGA 1906
Eremias velox velox (PALLAS 1771) 
Common NamesE: Rapid Racerunner, Rapid Fringe-Toed Lizard; Central Asian Racerunner
G: Schneller Wüstenrenner
Russian: Быстрая ящурка 
SynonymLacerta velox PALLAS 1771: 406, 457
Podarcis velox — MÉNÉTRIES 1832: 62
Eremias velox — WIEGMANN 1834
Lacerta cruenta PALLAS 1771
Lacerta deserti GEORGI 1800
Scincus cruentatus DAUDIN 1802
Lacerta coccinea MERREM 1820
Lacerta tigrina KUHL 1820
Lacerta leucosticta LICHTENSTEIN 1823 (fide BAUER & GÜNTHER 1995)
Podarcis velox — WAGLER 1830
Lacerta gracilis EICHWALD 1831
Lacerta argulus EICHWALD 1831
Lacerta vittata EVERSMANN 1834: 358
Lacerta velox — EVERSMANN 1834: 355
Eremias coeruleo-ocellata DUMERIL & BIBRON 1839: 295
Aspidorhinus gracilis — EICHWALD 1841
Eremias gracilis — EICHWALD 1851
Eremias variabilis DE FILIPPI 1865
Eremias scripta ZARUDNY 1895
Eremias velox — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Eremias velox — BAIG & MASROOR 2006
Eremias (Aspidorhinus) velox — BARABANOV 2009

Eremias velox borkini EREMCHENKO & PANFILOV 1999
Eremias velox borkini — ANANJEVA et al. 2006
Eremias velox borkini — LIU et al. 2014
Eremias velox borkini — DAVLETBAKOV et al. 2016

Eremias velox caucasia LANTZ 1928
Eremias velox caucasica — ROITBERG et al. 2000
Eremias velox caucasica — BISCHOFF 2003
Eremias velox caucasia — LIU et al. 2014

Eremias velox roborowskii BEDRIAGA 1912
Eremias velox var. roborowskii BEDRIAGA 1912: 516
Eremias velox roborowskii — LIU et al. 2014 
DistributionKazakhstan, Turkmenistan, W Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan,
N Iran, N Afghanistan, Pakistan ?
China (Xinjiang, Gansu, Nei Mongol = Inner Mongolia)
Russia (lower Volga region, Kalmyk Steppe, Daghestan),
Azerbaijan, E Republic of Georgia

borkini: Kyrgyzstan (Tien Shan mountains, Issyk Kul area)

caucasia: S Russia (Caucasus, Dagestan)

roborowskii: W China

velox: Iran, Kazakhstan etc.; Type locality: Inder Mountains, Lower Ural River, NW Kazakhstan; “Inderskiensem lacum” fide ANDERSON 1999 [see Zhao and Adler, 1993:204 for note on type locality]  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesNeotype: ZISP (ZIL) 16233 (designated by Szczerbak 1974:84)
Holotype: R002662, female (Zoological Museum, National Academy of Sciences, Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek), paratypes: as holotype, ZISP. 
CommentLiu et al. 2014 postulated several additional species without formally describing them.

Synonymy mainly after KHALIKOV & ANANJEVA (pers. comm.).

Distribution: Not in Pakistan fide KHAN 2002 (pers. comm.). For maps of subspecies see Liu et al. 2014. See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
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