South Azerbaijan, Iran, South Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, South-West Pakistan. 


Eremias persica  BLANFORD, 1874


Eremias persica   BLANFORD, 1874

Eremias nigrolateralis   RASTEGAR-POUYANI & NILSON, 1997

Eremias (Aspidorhinus) nigrolateralis   BARABANOV, 2009

Podarces persica   STRAUCH, 1876

Eremias velox persicus  PROCTER, 1921

Common names:

Persian Racerunner (English)
Wüstenrenner (German)


Lectotype: BMNH 1946.8.7.32

Terra Typica:

Near Ispahan (=Isfehan), Iran.

Taxonomic notes:

Subgenus Aspidorhinus

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Blanford, W.T. (1874) -  Description of Eremias persica. -  In: “Descriptions of new Reptilia and Amphibia from Persia and Baluchistan”. The Annals and magazine of natural history, (4) 14: 31-35.   

  • Rastegar-Pouyani, E. & Rastegar-Pouyani, R. & Kazemi Noureini, S. & Joger, U. & Wink, M. (2010) -  Molecular phylogeny of the Eremias persica complex of the Iranian plateau (Reptilia: Lacertidae), based on mtDNA sequences. -  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 158 (3): 641-660.