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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Amur Grass Lizard
Russian: Амурская долгохвостка
Chinese: 黑龙江草蜥 
SynonymTachydromus amurensis PETERS 1881: 71
Tachydromus amurensis — BOULENGER 1887: 6
Takydromus amurensis — STEJNEGER 1907: 245
Takydromus kwangakuensis DOI 1920 (fide WALLEY 1958)
Takydromus auroralis DOI 1929
?Tachydromus Wolteri var. cupreus PAVLOV 1932
?Tachydromus Wolteri var. mandchuriensis PAVLOV 1932
Takydromus auroralis — SHANNON 1956
Takydromus kwangakuensis — SHANNON 1956
Takydromus amurensis — BAUER et al. 1995: 58
Takydromus amurensis — SCHLÜTER 2003: 50
Tachydromus [sic] amurensis — SZCZERBAK 2003
Takydromus amurensis — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Takydromus amurensis — WANG et al. 2017 
DistributionE Russia (middle and southern Ussuri region, Primorskye Kray and Khabarovsk Kray),
NE China (Heilongjiang etc.), Korea, Japan (Tsushima Islands)

Type locality: “Kissakewitsch” [= kossakewitcha] in the Amur River Valley, Russia.

Type locality: near Seoul [kwangakuensis]  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 9869 
CommentIllustration: Plate 28F in ZHAO & ADLER 1993 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. A list of the reptiles and batrachians of Amoorland [Russia]. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 5: 137-144 - get paper here
  • Doi, H. 1929. A new species of Takydromus from Corea, Takydromus auroralis sp. nov. J. Chosen Nat. Hist. Soc., 9:17-19
  • Dunaev E.A., Orlova V.F. 2017. Amphibians and reptiles of Russia. Atlas and determination. 2nd. ed. Moscow: Phyton XXI, 328 p
  • Goris, R.C. & Maeda, N. 2004. Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Japan. Krieger, Malabar, 285 pp.
  • Günther, A. 1888. On a collection of reptiles from China. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 1: 165-172 - get paper here
  • HAO, Xin; Shiang TAO, Yu MENG, Jingyang LIU, Luoxin CUI, Wanli LIU, Baojun SUN, Peng LIU and Wenge ZHAO 2020. Thermal Biology of Cold-climate Distributed Heilongjiang Grass Lizard, Takydromus amurensis. Asian Herpetological Research 11 (4): 350-359 - get paper here
  • Kharin V E 2011. Annotated catalogue of amphibians and reptiles (Amphibia, Reptilia) of the Far-Eastern Marine Biosphere FEB RAS [in Russian]. Biodiversity and Environment of Far East Reserves, Vladivostok, DVMBGPZ DVO RAN 2011 (1): 30-48
  • Lin, Si-Min; Chaolun Allen Chen and Kuang-Yang Lue 2002. Molecular Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Grass Lizards Genus Takydromus (Reptilia: Lacertidae) of East Asia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 22: 276-288 [erratum in 26: 333] - get paper here
  • Lue, Kuang-Yang and Si-Min Lin 2008. Two New Cryptic Species of Takydromus (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Taiwan. Herpetologica 64 (3): 379-395 - get paper here
  • Maa, Wei-Wei; Huan Liua, Wen-Ge Zhaoa & Peng Liua 2016. The complete mitochondrial genome of Takydromus amurensis (Squamata: Lacertidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, DOI:10.1080/23802359.2016.1155091 - get paper here
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  • Okamoto, Taku 2016. Historical Biogeography of the Terrestrial Reptiles of Japan: A Comparative Analysis of Geographic Ranges and Molecular Phylogenies. Species Diversity of Animals in Japan, pp 135-163; DOI<br />10.1007/978-4-431-56432-4_5 - get paper here
  • Park D, Kim I-H, Park I-K, Grajal-Puche A, Park J 2022. A comparison of gene organisations and phylogenetic relationships of all 22 squamate species listed in South Korea using complete mitochondrial DNA. ZooKeys 1129: 21-35 - get paper here
  • Pavlov 1932. Listes des sauriens et serpents des collections du Musée Hoang ho Pai ho de Tien Tsin. Publ. Mus. Hoang ho Pai ho Tien Tsin, 12: 1-27
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  • QIN, Shu-mian; ZHAO, Wen-ge 2009. Karyotype Analysis of Two Species of Takydromus from Heilongjiang Province. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica 2009 (3) - get paper here
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  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Eastern Palearctic. Krieger, Malabar, FL, 260 pp. - get paper here
  • Szyndlar, Z. 1984. A description of a small collection of amphibians and reptiles from the People's Democratic Republic of Korea, with notes on the distribution of the herpetofauna in that country. Acta Zool. Cracov. 27 (1): 3-18
  • Walley, Harlan D. 1958. The status of Takydromus kwangakuensis Doi. Copeia 1958 (4): 338 - get paper here
  • Walley, Harlan D. 1962. The identity of the Korean lizard, Takydromus auroralis Doi. Herpetologica 18 (3): 215-216 - get paper here
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
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