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Taxonomy of the family Lacertidae
Bibliography of the genus Takydromus
Biodiversity of the family Lacertidae








Genus
Takydromus

Oriental Grass Lizards, East Asian Grass Lizards, Oriental Long-tailed Lizards, Long-tailed Grass Lizards, Oriental Racers

Langschwanzeidechsen, Schnelläufereidechsen

Orientalske Langhalefirben, Græsfirben

1802 Takydromus Daudin (type species: Takydromus quadrilineatus Daudin 1802)
1804 Tachidromus Latreille [emendation] (Stejneger 1907)
1806 Tachydromus Froriep [emendation] (Zhao & Adler 1993)
1845 Tachysaurus Gray (type species: Lacerta tachydromoides Schlegel 1838; syn. Arnold, Arribas & Carranza 2007)
1917 Apeltonotus Boulenger (type species: Tachydromus dorsalis Stejneger 1904; syn. Arnold, Arribas & Carranza 2007)
1917 Platyplacopus Boulenger (type species: Takydromus kuehnei Van Denburgh 1909; syn. Arnold, Arribas & Carranza 2007)
Contents: 24 species, of which 19 (79.2%) are endemic.
Distribution: E. and SE. Asia, Malay Archipelago.
Reported from: Cambodia, China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hong Kong, Hubei, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, West Bengal), Indonesia (Bangka, Java, Kalimantan, Natuna Islands, Sebuku, Sumatra), Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Tsushima Islands, Ryukyu Islands [incl. Okinawa Islands, Sakishima Islands (incl. Miyako Islands, Yaeyama Islands), Satsunan Islands, Tokara Islands]), Laos, Malaysia (Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Penang Island]), Myanmar, North Korea, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan (incl. Lanyu Island and Pescadore Islands), Thailand, Vietnam (incl. Cat Ba Island).

Takydromus albomaculosus

White-spotted Grass Lizard

Weißfleckige Langschwanzeidechse

Hvidplettet Langhalefirben

2017 Takydromus albomaculosus Wang, Gong, Liu & Wang

Distribution: China (Guangdong).


Takydromus amurensis

Amur Grass Lizard

Amur-Langschwanzeidechse

Amur-langhalefirben

1881 Tachydromus amurensis Peters
1920 Takydromus kwangakuensis Doi (Arnold 1997)
1929 Takydromus auroralis Doi (Walley 1962; Arnold 1997)

Distribution: China (Gansu, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning), Japan (Tsushima Islands), North Korea, Russia, South Korea.


Takydromus dorsalis

Sakishima Grass Lizard

Sakishima-Langschwanzeidechse

Sakishima-langhalefirben

1904 Tachydromus dorsalis Stejneger
Apeltonotus dorsalis Boulenger 1917
Platyplacopus dorsalis Pope 1935
Takydromus dorsalis Arnold 1989

Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands: Sakishima Islands: Yaeyama Islands).


Takydromus formosanus

Taiwanese Striped Grass Lizard

Taiwanische Langschwanzeidechse

Taiwansk Stribet Langhalefirben

1894 Tachydromus formosanus Boulenger

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of septentrionalis by Liang & Wang (1976).
Distribution: Taiwan (incl. Pescadore Islands),


Takydromus hani

Vietnamese Green Grass Lizard, (Southeast Asian Green Grass Lizard, Han's Grass Lizard)

Vietnamesische Langschwanzeidechse

Vietnamesisk Langhalefirben

2001 Takydromus hani Chou, Truong & Pauwels

Distribution: Vietnam.


Takydromus haughtonianus

Assam Grass Lizard, (Long-headed Reddish-brown Lizard)

Assam-Langschwanzeidechse

Assam-langhalefirben

1870 Tachydromus haughtonianus Jerdon

Distribution: India (Assam).


Takydromus hsuehshanensis

Taiwanese Mountain Grass Lizard

Gebirgs-Langschwanzeidechse

Bjerg-langhalefirben

1981 Takydromus hsuehshanensis Lin & Cheng

Distribution: Taiwan.


Takydromus intermedius

Sichuan Grass Lizard

Sichuan-Langschwanzeidechse

Sichuan-langhalefirben

1924 Takydromus intermedius Stejneger
Platyplacopus intermedius Pope 1935

Distribution: China (Chongqing, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan).


Takydromus khasiensis

Khasi Hills Grass Lizard, (Glossy Green Lizard)

Khasi-Hills-Langschwanzeidechse

Khasi Hills-langhalefirben

1917 Tachydromus khasiensis Boulenger
Takydromus sexlineatus khasiensis Smith 1935

Distribution: India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal).


Takydromus kuehnei

Kanshirei Grass Lizard, (Thompson's Grass Lizard, Kühne's Grass Lizard)

Kanshirei-Langschwanzeidechse

Kanshirei-langhalefirben

1909 Takydromus kuehnei Van Denburgh
Platyplacopus kuehnei Boulenger 1917
1914 Takydromus chinensis Vogt (Arnold 1997)
1938 Platyplacopus kuehnei carinatus Gressitt
1999 Takydromus kuehnei vietnamensis Ziegler & Bischoff

Distribution: China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan), Taiwan, Vietnam.


Takydromus luyeanus

Luye Grass Lizard

Luye-Langschwanzeidechse

Luye-langhalefirben

2008 Takydromus luyeanus Lue & Lin

Distribution: Taiwan.


Takydromus madaensis

Ma Da Grass Lizard

Ma-Da-Langschwanzeidechse

Ma Da-langhalefirben

2013 Takydromus madaensis Bobrov

Distribution: Vietnam.


Takydromus sauteri

Koshun Grass Lizard

Koshun-Langschwanzeidechse

Koshun-langhalefirben

1909 Takydromus sauteri Van Denburgh

Distribution: Taiwan (Lanyu Island).


Takydromus septentrionalis

Northern Grass Lizard

Nördliche Langschwanzeidechse

Nordligt Langhalefirben

1864 Takydromus septentrionalis Günther

Distribution: China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang).


Takydromus sexlineatus

Six-lined Grass Lizard, Long-tailed Grass Lizard, Six-lined Long-tailed Grass Lizard, Six-striped Long-tailed Lizard, Six-lined Snake Lizard, Asian Long-tailed Lizard, (Glossy Green Striped Lizard)

Sechsstreifen-Langschwanzeidechse

Seksstribet Langhalefirben

1802 Takydromus sexlineatus Daudin
1802 Takydromus quadrilineatus Daudin (Arnold 1997)
1829 Takydromus ocellatus Guérin-Méneville (Arnold 1997)
Takydromus sexlineatus ocellatus Smith 1935
1838 Tachydromus typus Gray (Arnold 1997)
1845 Tachydromus typicus Gray (Smith 1935; Taylor 1963)
1864 Tachydromus meridionalis Günther (Arnold 1997)
1864 Tachydromus sexlineatus aeneofuscus Peters (Arnold 1997)
1930 Tachydromus kwangsiensis Ahl (Arnold 1997)

Remarks: Previously included sikkimensis (e.g., Arnold 1997).
Introduced to: USA (Florida).
Distribution: Cambodia, China (Fujian, Guangdong [incl. Nan Ao Island], Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hong Kong, Hunan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Indonesia (Bali, Bangka, Java, Kalimantan, Natuna Islands, Sebuku, Sumatra), Laos, Malaysia (Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Penang Island]), Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam (incl. Cat Ba Island).


Takydromus sikkimensis

Sikkim Grass Lizard

Sikkim-Langschwanzeidechse

Sikkim-langhalefirben

1888 Tachydromus sikkimensis Günther

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of sexlineatus (e.g., Arnold 1997). Revalidated by Bhupathy, Chettri & Bauer (2009).
Distribution: India (Sikkim).


Takydromus smaragdinus

Emerald Grass Lizard, (Green Grass Lizard)

Smaragd-Langschwanzeidechse

Smaragd-langhalefirben

1887 Tachydromus smaragdinus Boulenger
1848 Tachysaurus japonicus Adams [not Tachydromus japonicus Duméril & Bibron 1839] (Stejneger 1907)

Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands [Okinawa Islands, Satsunan Islands (incl. Tokara Islands)]).


Takydromus stejnegeri

Taipei Grass Lizard

Taipei-Langschwanzeidechse

Taipei-langhalefirben

1912 Takydromus stejnegeri Van Denburgh

Distribution: Taiwan (incl. Pescadore Islands),


Takydromus sylvaticus

Fujian Grass Lizard, Chung-an Ground Lizard

Fujian-Langschwanzeidechse

Fujian-langhalefirben

1928 Apeltonotus sylvaticus Pope
Platyplacopus sylvaticus Pope 1935
Takydromus sylvaticus Arnold 1989

Distribution: China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangxi).


Takydromus tachydromoides

Japanese Grass Lizard

Japanische Langschwanzeidechse

Japansk Langhalefirben

1838 Lacerta tachydromoides Schlegel
Tachydromus tachydromoides Boulenger 1887
1839 Tachydromus japonicus Duméril & Bibron (Arnold 1997)
1894 Tachydromus holsti Boulenger (Arnold 1997)
1958 Takydromus tachydromoides oldi Walley

Distribution: Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Tsushima Islands, Ryukyu Islands [Satsunan Islands (incl. Tokara Islands)]), South Korea.


Takydromus toyamai

Miyako Grass Lizard

Miyako-Langschwanzeidechse

Miyako-langhalefirben

1996 Takydromus toyamai Takeda & Ota

Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands: Sakishima Islands: Miyako Islands).


Takydromus viridipunctatus

Green-spotted Grass Lizard

Grüngefleckte Langschwanzeidechse

Grønplettet Langhalefirben

2008 Takydromus viridipunctatus Lue & Lin

Distribution: Taiwan.


Takydromus wolteri

Northeastern Mountain Grass Lizard, (Wolter's Grass Lizard)

Nordöstliche Langschwanzeidechse

Nordøstligt Langhalefirben

1885 Tachydromus wolteri Fischer
1932 Takydromus wolteri cupreus Pavlov
1932 Takydromus wolteri mandchuriensis Pavlov

Remarks: Some records of wolteri from Vietnam are based on misidentified kuehnei or sexlineatus. Presence of the otherwise strictly Palearctic wolteri in Vietnam must be seriously doubted (Ziegler & Bischoff 1999; Nguyen, Ho & Nguyen 2009).
Distribution: China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Sichuan), North Korea, Russia, South Korea.


Takydromus yunkaiensis

Yunkai Grass Lizard

Yunkai-Langschwanzeidechse

Yunkai-langhalefirben

2019 Takydromus yunkaiensis Wang, Lyu, Yang, Li & Wang

Distribution: China (Guangdong).