Eremias acutirostris

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Taxonavigation: Lacertibaenia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata

Subordo: Lacertoidea
Infraordo: Lacertibaenia

Familia: Lacertidae
Subfamilia: Lacertinae
Genus: Eremias
Species: Eremias acutirostris


Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.7.46, juvenile, collected by Dr. Aitchison.

Type locality: “between Nushki and Helmand, Northern Baluchistan”.


  • Scapteira acutirostris Boulenger, 1887: 114 [original combination]
  • Eremias (Scapteira) acutirostrisLantz, 1928: 41 [subsequent combination]
  • Eremias acutirostrisSmith, 1935: 387 [subsequent combination]


  • Scapteira aporosceles Alcock & Finn, 1897: 559 [synonymized by Shcherbak (1974)]

Syntypes (25): ZSI 14132, 14134, 14137, 14139–42, 14144–45, 14147–51, 14153, BMNH 1946.8.6.32-33, 1917.3.6.40-43.

Type locality: “west of Robat I”.


Primary references[edit]

  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History) Second edition. Volume 3. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. Printed by Order of the Trustees: London. XII + 575 pp., pls I–XL. BHL Reference page
  • Alcock, A.W. & Finn, F. [1896] 1897. An account of the Reptilia collected by Dr. F.P. Maynard, Captain A.H. McMahon, C.I.E., and the members of the Afghan-Baluch Boundary Comission of 1896. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 65(pt. II, nº 4): 550–566. BHL Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Point-snouted Racerunner