East Iran, South Afghanistan, Pakistan and NW India. 


Eremias fasciata  BLANFORD, 1874


Eremias fasciata   BLANFORD, 1874

Eremias (Rhabderemias) fasciata   LANTZ, 1928

Rhabderemias fasciata  DAS 1996

Common names:

Sistan Racerunner (English)
Yellow-headed Racerunner (English)
Wüstenrenner (German)


Lectotype: ZMB 9329 (designated by SZCZERBAK 1974)

Terra Typica:

“Karman” = Kerman, Iran.

Taxonomic notes:

Subgenus Rhabderemias

Relevant taxonomic literature:

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

  • Smith, M.A. (1935) -  The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria.  -  Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.  

  • Wagner, P. & Bauer, A.M. & Leviton, A.E. & Wilms, T.M. & Böhme, W. (2016) -  A Checklist of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Afghanistan Exploring Herpetodiversity using Biodiversity Archives. -  Proceedings of the Californian Academy of Sciences, Series 4, 63 (13): 457-565.