Eremias arguta

Common name: the Steppe-runner

Conservation status: Near Threatened

Distribution: Armenia, Azerbaidzhan, China, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

Size: up to 220 mm

Description: upperside grey with dark-edged white spots

Habitat: dry, open sandy areas with sparse herbaceous vegetation and sandy coastal areas

Activity: diurnal

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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