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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Eremiadinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Mountain racerunner 
SynonymEremias (Eremias) montanus RASTEGAR-POUYANI & RASTEGAR-POUYANI 2001
Eremias (Eremias) montana — SINDACO & JEREMČENKO 2008
Eremias montanus — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
Eremias nova — ŠMÍD et al. 2014 
DistributionW Iran (Kermanshah Province)

Type locality: upland regions of the Zagros mountains, 60 km NE of city of Kermanshah (47° 5’ E, 34° 52’ N), Kermanshah Province, W Iran, about 1800 m elevation

novo: Iran (Zagros Mountains); Type locality: upland area (about 2700 m elevation)surrounded by the Zagros Mountains, about 21 km southwest of the city of Hamedan, Hamedan Province, western Iran.  
TypesHolotype: RUZM (Razi University Zoological Museum, fide Nasrullah Rastegar, pers. comm., 12 June 2019), only a field number is given in the original description: P198.
Type: RUZM 96T-104T (not explicitely called holotype) (Razi University Zoological Museum) [novo] 
CommentDistribution: See map in SMID et al. 2014 for distribution in Iran. 
EtymologyNamed after its apparent restriction to the the upland and mountainous steppes of the NE Kermanshah province, Iran. 
  • Bahmani, Zahed; Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, and Ahmad Gharzi 2011. A new record of Eremias montanus, Rastegar-Pouyani & Rastegar-Pouyani, 2001 (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Kudistan Privince, Western Iran. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 5 (1): 11-14. - get paper here
  • Baig, Khalid Javed and Rafaqat Masroor 2006. A New Species of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Russ. J. Herpetol. 13 (3): 167-174
  • Mozaffari, Omid; Kamran Kamali and Hadi Fahimi 2014. The Atlas of Reptiles of Iran. Iran Department of the Environment, 362 pp.
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - 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, N., and E. Rastegar-Pouyani 2006. A new form of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from the Alvand Mountains, Hamedan Province, western Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 1(1): 14-20
  • Rastegar-Pouyani, Nasrullah and Eskandar Rastegar-Pouyani 2001. A new species of Eremias (Sauria: Lacertidae) from highlands of Kermanshah Province, western Iran. Asiatic Herpetological Research. 9: 107-112. - 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
  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremcenko, V.K. 2008. The reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 579 pp. - 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
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