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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
Eremias persica — ANDERSON 1999: 221 (part.)
Eremias persica — LEVITON et al. 1992: 57 (part.)
Eremias persica — MOZAFFARI et al. 2014: 176 (part.) 
DistributionIran (Markazi province)

Type locality: not provided, but shown on map in Mozaffari et al. 2020: 566 (Fig. 1), shoutwest of the type locality of E. papenfussi. Locality given as around Jaroo Mountain, 35° 40’ 08” N, 50° 42’ 24” E at an elevation of 1,173 m a.s.l.  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 102757 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: An Eremias species with three nasals; lower nasal resting on two supralabials; subocular bordering mouth; lateral scales of forth toe not forming distinct fringes; forth toe with single complete row of subdigital scales; the two series of femoral pores separated by a single scale; collar scales distinctly larger than adjacent gulars; 30–31 gulars in straight median series; 60–63 dorsals; 31 scales in the tenth caudal annulus; upper caudal scales smooth and without distinct keels. 
EtymologyThe epithet fahimii is for Hadi Fahimi (1980-2018), a great young ecologist, environmentalist, herpetologist, mammalogist, co-author of the Atlas of Reptiles of Iran (Mozaffari et al., 2016) and friend of the authors, who passed away too soon in a plane crash. 
  • Anderson, Steven C 1999. The lizards of Iran. Contributions to Herpetology Volume 15, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Saint Louis, Missouri: i-vii, 1-442 [review in Copeia 2000 (4): 1144] - get paper here
  • Kamali, Kamran 2020. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Iran. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ( 574 pp.
  • Leviton,A.E.; Anderson,S.C.; Adler, K.; Minton,S.A. 1992. Handbook to Middle East Amphibians and Reptiles. SSAR, Oxford, Ohio (Contr. to Herpetol. No. 8), 1-252
  • Mozaffari, Omid; FARAHAM AHMADZADEH, REIHANEH SABERI-PIROOZ 2020. Fahimi’s racerunner, a new species of the genus Eremias Fitzinger, 1834 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Iran. Zootaxa 4768 (4): 565–578 - get paper here
  • Mozaffari, Omid; Kamran Kamali and Hadi Fahimi 2016. The Atlas of Reptiles of Iran. Iran Department of the Environment, 362 pp. [2014]
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