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Eirenis rechingeri EISELT, 1971

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Rechinger’s dwarf racer 
SynonymEirenis rechingeri EISELT 1971
Eirenis (Pediophis) rechingeri — NAGY et al. 2004
Eirenis rechingeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 259 
DistributionSW Iran (Fars, Esfahan)

Type locality: „57 km W Schiras (= 8 km E Dashtarjan, an der alten Straße nach Schiras), ca. 2100 m ü. d. M“ [Iran].  
TypesHolotype: NMW 19588 according to the original description and tiedeMann et al. (1994). 
CommentThe subgeneric allocation of this species remains unclear because NAGY et al. (2004) did not have any DNA available for analysis, but they speculate that it probably belongs to Pediophis. 
Etymologynamed in honor of Karl Heinz Rechinger, director of the Natural History Museum of Wien, on the occasion of his 65th birthday. 
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  • Eiselt,J. 1971. Eirenis rechingeri n. sp. (Colubridae, Serpentes) aus dem Iran. Ann. naturh. Mus. Wien 75: 375-381 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • GHOLAMHOSSEINI, A. & SCHMIDTLER, J. F. & ZAREIAN, H. & ESMAEILI, H. R. 2009. The second specimen of the Iranian Eirenis rechingeri EISELT, 1971 [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 22: - get paper here
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Kamali, Kamran 2020. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Iran. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ( 574 pp.
  • Mahlow, Kristin; Frank Tillack, Josef Friedrich Schmidtler & Johannes Müller 2013. An annotated checklist, description and key to the dwarf snakes of the genus Eirenis Jan, 1863 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae), with special emphasis on the dentition. Vertebrate Zoology 63 (1): 41–85 - get paper here
  • Nagy, Z.T., J.F. Schmidtler, U. Joger & M. Wink 2003. Systematik der Zwergnattern (Reptilia: Colubridae: Eirenis) und verwandter Gruppen anhand von DNA-Sequenzen und morphologischen Daten. Salamandra 39 (3-4): 149-168 - get paper here
  • Rajabizadeh, M. 2018. Snakes of Iran. [in Farsi] Tehran: Iranshenasi, 496 pp. [2017 ?] - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Schmidtler, J.J. & Schmidtler,J. F. 1978. Eine neue Zwergnatter aus der Türkei; mit einer Übersicht über die Gattung Eirenis (Colubridae,Rept.). Ann. Naturh. Mus. Wien 81: 383-400 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Zadhoush, Behzad, Marijn Van Den Brink and Mahdi Rajabizadeh. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Eirenis rechingeri. Herpetological Review 47 (2): 262 - get paper here
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