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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. 
  • ANANJEVA, NATALIA B.; KONSTANTIN D. MILTO, ANDREI V. BARABANOV, EVGENY A. GOLYNSKY 2020. An annotated type catalogue of amphibians and reptiles collected by Nikolay A. Zarudny in Iran and Middle Asia. Zootaxa 4722 (2): 101–128 - get paper here
  • Anooshe, K., Sohrab, A., Masoud, Y., Eskandar, R. P., Mahdi, R., Faraham, A., ... & Loïc, P. 2020. Reptile species richness associated to ecological and historical variables in Iran. Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group), 10(1) - get paper here
  • 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 - get paper here
  • 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 - get paper here
  • 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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