North-West Iran, South Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, South-West Tajikistan, North Afghanistan, a disjunct sub-range between South Afghanistan and South-West Pakistan. 

Species:

Eremias scripta  (STRAUCH, 1867)

Subspecies (3):

Eremias scripta scripta  (STRAUCH, 1867)

Eremias scripta lasdini  (ZAREVSKY, 1918)

Eremias scripta pherganensis  SZCZERBAK & WASHETKO, 1973

Synonyms:

Podarces (Scapteira) scripta   STRAUCH, 1867

Scapteira scripta  BOULENGER, 1887

Scapteira lasdini   ZAREVSKY, 1918

Eremias (Rhabderemias) scripta  LANTZ, 1928

Eremias scripta  SMITH, 1935

Rhabderemias scripta  DAS, 1996

Eremias scripta   LAMBERT, 2002

Scapteira bilkewitschi   NIKOLSKY, 1905

Scapteira grum-grzimailoi (part.)   NIKOLSKY, 1915

Common names:

Sand Racerunner (English)
Wüstenrenner (German)

Types:

scripta: Lectotype: ZISP (ZIL) 3669 (designated by Szczerbak, 1974:213)

lasdini: Holotype: ZISP 12107, Uzbekistan, Surxondaryo Region, Sands Katta-Kumy, vicinity Termez, 18.05.1915, Coll. V.J. Lazdin

pherganensis: Holotype: NMNHU (Zoological Museum named after N.N. Szczerbak National Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev) Re 6, Uzbekistan, Fergana Valley, Ak-Kum sands, 35.05.1969, Coll. E.V. Vashetko

Terra Typica:

scripta: Transcaspia; “Aralo-Caspian desert” fide ANDERSON 1999.

lasdini: SE Uzbekistan.

pherganensis: Akkum, Fergana Valley.


Taxonomic notes:

Subgenus Rhabderemias

The finding of Eremias scriptain Zaisan hollow in the east of Kazakhstan (Sindaco & Jeremčenko, 2008) is questionable. (Probably a wrong identification of Eremias vermiculata).

Igor Doronin


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Strauch, A. (1867) -  Description Eremias scripta. -  In: “Bemerkungen über die Eidechsen-Gattung Scapteira (Fitz.)”. -Mélanges Biologiques Tirès du Bulletin de l’Académie Impeiale des Sciences, 4: 403-426.   

  • Sindaco, R. & Jeremčenko, V.K. (2008) -  The Reptiles of the Western Palearctic. 1. Annotated Checklist and Distributional atlas of the turtles, crocodiles, amphisbaenians and lizards of Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia. -  Monografie della Societas Herpetologica Italica. 589 pp.  

 
 
 
 

Eremias scripta: 3  pictures (see subspecies level)

 
 
 

Eremias scripta scripta  © 2004 Ulrich Joger