Steppe Racerunner Eremias arguta

Steppe Racerunner
Steppe Racerunner
The Steppe Racerunner is a lizard native to arid regions of eastern Europe (mainly Ukraine, south Russia), Turkey and Central Asia through to north-western China and Mongolia.
Steppe Racerunner
Steppe Racerunner
Steppe Racerunner
The Kazakhstan-Mongolia subspecies (potanini) shown has a distinctive lateral chain-links pattern on its body. Some subspecies or individuals also have longitudinal stripes.
  

Rapid Racerunner
Eremias velox

Rapid Racerunner
Rapid Racerunner
Rapid Racerunner
The Rapid Racerunner has longitudinal stripes on its body as well as some slight chain-links on the flank. Its distribution is through much of Central Asia including south Russia through to Afghanistan and across to north-western China and Mongolia. The photo above left was taken by Alexandra Makhnina and the others by me. All were taken in southeast Kazakhstan.