Central Iran / Isfahan Province 


Eremias isfahanica  RASTEGAR-POUYANI et al., 2016

Common names:

Isfahan Racerunner (English)
Isfahan Wüstenrenner (German)


Holotype: SUHC 3012, male, collected during August 2009 by S. Rafiei. Paratypes. Four males (SUHC 3008, 3009, 3013, 3014) and two females (SUHC 3016, 3017) were collected from the same locality as the holotype.

Terra Typica:

54 km northwest of Isfahan city, near Hassanije village within the Ghomishloo National Park (32.84° N, 51.10° E; 1200 m elevation).

Taxonomic notes:

Subgenus Aspidorhinus

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Rastegar-Pouyani, E., S. Hosseinian, S. Rafiee, H.G. Kami, M. Rajabizadeh & M. Wink (2016) -  A new species of the genus Eremias Fitzinger, 1834 (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Central Iran, supported by mtDNA sequences and morphology -  Zootaxa 4132 (2): 207–220     




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