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Eremias brenchleyi GÜNTHER, 1872

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Ordos Racerunner
Chinese: 山地麻蜥 
SynonymEremias Brenchleyi GÜNTHER 1872
Eremias Brenchleyi — FISCHER 1888: 46
Eremias (Pareremias) brenchleyi — SZCZERBAK 1974
Eremias brenchleyi — ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Eremias brenchltyi [sic] — LI et al. 2003
Eremias breuchleyi — LI et al. 2006
Eremias (Pareremias) brenchleyi — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008: 225 
DistributionNE China (Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Shanxi, Nei Mongol, Anhui, Jiangsu)

Type locality: in error; see comment.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.7.63 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: Erroneously reported from E-Mongolia (fide ZHAO & ADLER 1993); very similar to E. argus. Günther (1873, in J. L. Brenchley: 396) gave the type locality as the district of Mongolia called "The Land of Grass" (or Steppes), but the species is not known from Mongolia. Not in Russia fide Sindaco & Jeremcenko 2008. 
EtymologyNamed after Julius Lucius Brenchley (1816-1873), an English traveler who collected the holotype. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Fischer, J. G. 1888. Über Eremias Brenchleyi Gnth. Jahrb. Hamburg. Wiss. Anst. 5: 46-48 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1872. On some new species of reptiles and fishes collected by J. Brenchley, Esq. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 10 (60): 418-426. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Li, J. et al. 2006. Isolation and sequencing of seven Sox genes from the lacertid lizard Eremias brenchleyi. Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 (3): 576-579
  • Li, Yong-Xiang; Xue, Xiang-Xu; Li, Xiao-Chen and Liu, Hu-Jun 2003. Additional notes of the [tooth] characteristics of some modern lizards. Acta Zool. Sinica 49 (4): 547-550
  • 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
  • QU, Yanfu; Qun ZHAO; Hongliang LU; Xiang JI 2014. Population Dynamics Following the Last Glacial Maximum in Two Sympatric Lizards in Northern China. Asian Herpetological Research 5 (4): 213-227, doi 10.3724/SP.J.1245.2014.00213 - get paper here
  • Rui, Jinlong, Yuting Wang and Liuwang Nie. 2009. The complete mitochondrial DNA genome of Eremias brenchleyi (Reptilia: Lacertidae) and its phylogeny position within squamata reptiles. Amphibia- Reptilia 30 (1):25-35
  • Schlüter, U. 2005. Der Mongolische Wüstenrenner, Eremias argus PETERS, 1869. Draco 5 (21): 82-85 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - get paper here
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
 
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