Pakistan / arid mountains of northwestern Balochistan Province / Toba Kakar Range, near to Tanishpa village. 

Species:

Eremias kakari  MASROOR et al., 2020

Common names:

Kakar Wüstenrenner (German)
Kakar’s Racerunner (English)

Types:

Holotype: PMNH 842, an adult male, collected from Tanishpa village, Torghar Mountains, Killa Saifulla district, Balochistan (31.1869º N, 68.4126º E), elevation 2,506 m a.s.l., May 24, 1997, leg. Khalid Javed Baig.

Paratypes: All paratypes were collected from the same locality as the holotype. PMNH 840, 844, 845 (males) and 843, 846 (females), leg. Khalid Javed Baig (PMNH 843–844, collected along with the holotype; PMNH 845–846, collected on May 25, 1997; PMNH 840, collected on May 26, 1997). PMNH 4092–4097 (subadults), collected on September 09, 2018, leg. Rafaqat Masroor. PMNH 4048, adult male, collected on September 01, 2018, leg. Muazzam Ali Khan.

Terra Typica:

Tanishpa village, Torghar Mountains, Killa Saifulla district, Balochistan (31.1869º N, 68.4126º E), elevation 2,506 m a.s.l.


Taxonomic notes:

However, MASROOR et al. expects that Eremias kakari would have a broader range in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Masroor, R. & Khisroon, M. & Khan, M.A. & Jablonski, D. (2020) -  A new species of Eremias (Squamata: Lacertidae) from the arid mountains of Pakistan -  Zootaxa 4786 (1): 101–121    

 
 
 
 
 

Eremias kakari  © 2018 Muazzam Ali Khan