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Eremias kopetdaghica SZCZERBAK, 1972

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesG: Kopet Dagh Wüstenrenner
E: Kopet Dagh Racerunner
Russian: Копетдагская ящурка 
SynonymEremias strauchi kopetdaghica SZCZERBAK 1972
Eremias kopetdaghica — ŠMÍD et al. 2014: 145
Eremias strauchi kopetdaghica — BÖHME 2014
Eremias kopetdaghica — RASTEGAR-POUYANI et al. 2015
Eremias kopetdaghica — RASTEGAR-POUYANI et al. 2016 
DistributionNE Iran, S Turkmenistan

Type locality: Vicinity of Ai-Dere-Tuzli-Tepe, Kara-Kalinskii, Turkmenistan  
TypesHolotype: NMNHU (formerly ZIK) 4; Paratypes: ZISP 6526, 8784-8786, 12750, NMNHU; ZFMK 14393, male, Institute of Zoology and Parasitology of Uzbekistan. 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after its occurrence in the Kopet Dagh range. 
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, ESKANDAR; SAEED HOSSEINIAN, SOOLMAZ RAFIEE, HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABIZADEH, MICHAEL WINK 2016. A new species of the genus Eremias Fitzinger, 1834 (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Central Iran, supported by mtDNA sequences and morphology. Zootaxa 4132 (2): 207–220
  • Rastegar-Pouyani, Eskandar; Seyyed Saeed Hosseinian Yousefkhani & Michael Wink 2015. Taxonomic reevaluation of Eremias strauchi strauchi Kessler, 1878 and Eremias strauchi kopetdaghica Szczerbak, 1972, based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Zoology in the Middle East 61 (2): 118; DOI:10.1080/09397140.2015.1020615 - get paper here
  • ŠMÍD, JIŘÍ; JIŘÍ MORAVEC, PETR KODYM, LUKÁŠ KRATOCHVÍL, SEYYED SAEED HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, ESKANDAR RASTEGAR-POUYANI & DANIEL FRYNTA 2014. Annotated checklist and distribution of the lizards of Iran. Zootaxa 3855 (1): 001–097
  • Szczerbak, N.N. 1972. New subspecies of Eremias strauchi-Eremias strauchi kopetdaghica ssp. nova (Sauria, Reptilia) from Turkmenia. [in Russian] Vestnik Zoologii 6: 83–86 - get paper here
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