West China (Xinjiang) and Kyrgyzstan / Tarim basin which includes the southern slopes of Tien Shan, piedmont plains and foothills of Kunlun and eastern Pamir in China and eastern Alai in Kyrgyzstan. 


Eremias yarkandensis  BLANFORD, 1875


Eremias multiocellata var. yarkandensis   BOULENGER, 1921

Eremias multiocellata yarkandensis  SCHMIDT, 1926

Eremias yarkandensis  EREMCHENKO & PANFILOV, 1999

Common names:

Yarkand Racerunner (English)
Yarkand Wüstenrenner (German)


Syntypes: BMNH 1917.3.6.28-30; according to other sources also in ZSI, MCZ R-7167

Terra Typica:

Town Yarkend, Kashgaria, China (Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous region).

Taxonomic notes:

Subgenus Pareremias

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Blanford, W.T. (1875) -  List of reptilia and amphibia collected by the late Dr. Stoliczka in Kashmir, Ladák, eastern Turkestán, and Wakhán, with descriptions of new species. -  Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 44 (2): 191-196.  

  • Orlova, V.F. & Poyarkov, N.A. & Chirikova, M.A. & Nazarov, R.A. & Munkhbataar, M. & Munkhbayar, K. & Terbish, K. (2017) -  MtDNA differentiation and taxonomy of Central Asian racerunners of Eremias multiocellata-E. przewalskii species complex (Squamata, Lacertidae) -  Zootaxa 4282 (1): 1-42.    


Eremias yarkandensis  © 2007 Valeri Eremchenko