Southeast Romania (Black Sea coast) and southwest Russia (up to the north Caucasus in the south and to the Ural river in the east) and Kazakhstan.  


Eremias arguta deserti  (GMELIN, 1789)


Lacerta deserti   GMELIN, 1789

Terra Typica:

Yaik steppe (between the Volga and the Urals).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Gmelin, J.F. (1789) -  Description of Eremias arguta deserti. -  In: Caroli a Linné. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae : secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tom 1, Pars 3: 1033-1516.