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Eremias vermiculata BLANFORD, 1875

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCentral Asian Racerunner, Variegated Racerunner 
SynonymEremias vermiculata BLANFORD 1875
Poderces (Eremias) Pylzowi STRAUCH 1876
Eremias (Rhabderemias) vermiculata — BISCHOFF 1978
Eremias vermiculata — ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Eremias vermiculata — SZCZERBAK 2003
Eremias (Rhaderemias) vermiculata — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008 
DistributionC/S Mongolia,
NW China (Xinjiang, Sinkiang, Ningxia, Gansu, east to Nei Mongol)
SE Kazakhstan

Type locality: Eastern Turkestan, Yarkend [Yarkand], Kashgaria, China (Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ZSI 5308 and 5340 
Diagnosis 
CommentPlate 28B in ZHAO & ADLER 1993.

The subgenus Rhaderemias is not monophyletic (GUO et al. 2011). 
Etymology 
References
  • Ananjeva, NB, Orlov NL; Khalikov RG; Darevsky IS; Ryabov IS & Barabanov AV 2006. The Reptiles of North Eurasia. Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation Status [this comprises the territory of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia]. Pensoft Series Faunistica 47, 250 pp.
  • Bedriaga, JACQUES VON 1907. Verzeichnis der von der Central-Asiatischen Expedition unter Stabs-Kapitän W. Roborowski in den Jahren 1893-1895 gesammelten Reptilien. Annu. Mus. Zool. Acad. Impér. Sci. St.-Petersbourg, 10 (3-4): 159-200 [1905] - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 1978. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Echsen des Kaukasus. Salamandra 14 (4): 178-202 - get paper here
  • Blanford, WILLIAM T. 1875. List of Reptilia and Amphibia collected by the late Dr. Stoliczka in Kashmir, Ladák, eastern Turkestán, and Wakhán, with descriptions of new species. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, new ser., 44 (pt. 2, no. 3): 191-196. - get paper here
  • Blanford,W.T. 1878. "Reptilia and Amphibia" in Scientific Results of the Second Yarkand Mission. Calcutta, Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing. 4to, p. 1-26, 2 pis.
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  • Dujsebayeva, T. N. (ed.) 2010. Short review of last changes in the checklist of amphibians and reptiles of Kazakhstan. [in Russian]. In: Dujsebayeva, T. N. (ed.) Herpetological Researches in Kazakhstan and adjacent countries, p. 37-52
  • 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
  • Liu, J.L.; Yuan, X.Y.; Zhou, T.H.; Li, D.J.; Dujsebayeva, T.N. & Guo, X.G. 2014. Eremias vermiculata was discovered in the north of Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region [in Chinese]. Chinese J Zool. 49 (3): 423-427 - get paper here
  • Lixia, Wan; Shihong, Sun; Yuanting, Jin; Yongfeng, Yan; Naifa, Liu 2007. Molecular phylogeography of the Chinese lacertids of the genus Eremias (Lacertidae) based on 16S rRNA mitochondrial DNA sequences. Amphibia-Reptilia 28 (1): 33-41 - get paper here
  • Orlova V.F., Dunayev E.A., Nazarov R.A., Terbish Kh., Erdentushig P. 2014. Materials on the South-Western Mongolia herpetofauna. Current Studies in Herpetology 14 (1/2): 32–43 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Strauch in: PRZEWALSKI, N.M. 1876. Mongoliya i Strana Tangutov. Tryokhletneye puteshestviye v Vostochnoj Nagoruoj Asii (= Mongolia and the Tangut Country. A Three-Year Travel in Eastern High Asia). Volumes 1-2. Imper. Russ. Geogr. Soc., St. Petersburg (in Russian; English edition, London 1876, French edition, Paris 1880, German edition, Jena 1887; abridged Russian edition with added notes, Moscow 1946). - get paper here
  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
 
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