Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and a discovery in the area of Lake Van in Turkey 

Subspecies:

Eremias arguta transcaucasica  DAREVSKY, 1953

Types:

Holotype: ZMMU R–2811, male.

Terra Typica:

Armenia, Basargetschar district, vicinity of the Metz-Mazra village, 2100 m above sea level.


Taxonomic notes:

Etymology: Named after the subspecies distribution area in Transcaucasia.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Darevsky, I.S. (1953) -  On the taxonomic position of the Transcaucasian steppe racerunners Eremias arguta (Pall.) (Reptilia, Sauria) -  Doklady Akademii Nauk ArmSSR., 16 (4): 117-121.  

  • Bischoff, W. (2003) -  Die Eidechsenfauna Georgiens. Teil I. Allgemeine Bemerkungen sowie die Gattungen Eremias, Ophisops und Lacerta. -  Die Eidechse, 14 (2): 44 - 60.    

  • Arakelyan, M.S. (2012) -  Assessment of conservation status of the last Armenian population of racerunner Eremias arguta transcaucasica. -  Biological Journal of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia, 64 (1): 6-9.