Eremias velox

Common name: the Central Asian Racerunner

Conservation status: Least Concern

Distribution: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Size: up to 250 mm

Description: upperside sand-coloured with black dots and bright green or blue spots on flanks, underside is whitish

Habitat: sandy areas, rocky steppes and foothills with sparse herbaceous and shrub vegetation

Activity: diurnal

Diet: various invertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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