Russia (south bank of the Baikal lake), Central and eastern Mongolia, North and northeastern China, Korea. 

Species:

Eremias argus  PETERS,1869

Subspecies (2):

Eremias argus argus  PETERS, 1869

Eremias argus barbouri  SCHMIDT, 1925

Synonyms:

Eremias argus   PETERS, 1869

Podarces argus  STRAUCH, 1876

Eremias brenchleyi   ELPATEYEVSKY, 1906

Eremias (Pareremias) argus   SZCZERBAK, 1974

Common names:

Mongolian Racerunner (English)
Mongolischer Wüstenrenner (German)
Монгольская ящурка (Russian)

Types:

argus: Lectotype: ZMB 4532 (designated by SZCZERBAK 1974)

barbouri: Holotype: AMNH 24045, paratypes: FMNH, ZFMK 14230 (ex-AMNH 24079)

Terra Typica:

argus: Type locality: “Chefoo, China” [= Yantai Shi, Shandong, China] fide BAUER et al. 1995: 57

barbouri: Type locality: Mai Tai Chao, China.


Taxonomic notes:

Subgenus Pareremias


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Peters, W.C.H. (1869) -  Description of Eremias argus. -  In: Eine Mittheilung über neue Gattungen und Arten von Eidechsen. - Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussische Akademie des Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1869: 57-66.   

 
 
 
 

Eremias argus: 13  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Eremias argus argus  © 2009 Hyun-tae Kim