Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Lacertidae > Genus: Eremias > Species: Eremias arguta > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Eremias arguta var. potanini Bedriaga, 1912 Uetz P (1997)

Racerunner - Eremias arguta (Pallas, 1773)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 2390


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Reptiles not included in Annex II)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bunter Wüstenrenner German Gasc J.P. and al.
Erémias variable French Gasc J.P. and al.
Racerunner English Gasc J.P. and al.
Steppenrenner German Gasc J.P. and al.
Stepperunner English Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Lacerta arguta Pallas, 1773
Eremias arguta Gray, 1845
Eremias arguta var. potanini Bedriaga, 1912
Lacerta deserti Gmelin, 1789
Lacerta boristhenis Dwigubsky, 1832
Podarcis deserti Eichwald, 1841
Eremias (Ommateremias) arguta Szczerbak, 1974

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External data

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