Eremias

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Eremias
Eremias przewalskii.jpg
Eremias przewalskii, Mongolia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Subfamily: Lacertinae
Genus: Eremias
Fitzinger, 1834[1]

Eremias is a genus of lizards in the family Lacertidae, the wall lizards. They are native to Asia and southeastern Europe, where they live in desert and steppe regions.[2]

Species[edit]

The following 35 species are recognized.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mozaffari O et al. (2011). "Eremias papenfussi sp. nov., a new lacertid lizard (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Tehran Province, Iran". Zootaxa 3114: 57-62.
  2. ^ a b Rastegar-Pouyani N, Rastegar-Pouyani E (2001). "A new species of Eremias (Sauria, Lacertidae) from highlands of Kermanshah Province, Western Iran". Archived 2012-05-06 at the Wayback Machine. Asiatic Herpetological Research 9: 107-112.
  3. ^ List of Species: Eremias. The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Wiegmann AFA (1834). Herpetologia Mexicana, seu descriptio amphibiorum Novae Hispaniae, quae itineribus comitis de Sack, Ferdinandi Deppe et Chr. Guil. Schiede in Museum Zoologicum Berolinense pervenerunt. Pars prima, saurorum species amplectens. Adiecto systematis saurorum prodromo, additisque multis in hunc amphibiorum ordinem observationibus. Berlin: C.G. Luderitz. vi + 54 pp. + Plates I-X. (Eremias, new genus, p. 9). (in Latin).