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Takydromus dorsalis STEJNEGER, 1904

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSakishima grass lizard 
SynonymTakydromus dorsalis STEJNEGER 1904: 294
Takydromus dorsalis — STEJNEGER 1907: 229
Apeltonotus dorsalis — BOULENGER 1917
Apeltonotus dorsalis — MATSUI 1996
Apeltonotus dorsalis — WEB SITE 2002
Takydromus dorsalis — SCHLÜTER 2003: 52
Apeltonotus dorsalis — GORIS & MAEDA 2004 
DistributionJapan (Ishigaki Island at the south Ryu Kyu Archipelago)

Type locality: Ishigaki shima, Yaeyama Archipelago, Riu Kiu Islands, Japan.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 
  • Arnold, E. N. 1997. Interrelationships and evolution of the east Asian grass lizards, Takydromus (Squamata: Lacertidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 119 (2) February, 1997, p 267-296
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1917. A revision of the lizards of the genus Tachydromus. Mem. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 5 (6): 207-235
  • Goris, R.C. & Maeda, N. 2004. Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Japan. Krieger, Malabar, 285 pp.
  • 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
  • Schlüter, U. 2003. Die Langschwanzeidechsen der Gattung Takydromus. Kirschner & Seufer Verlag, 110 pp. [review in Draco 21: 91, Elaphe 13 (2): 22] - get paper here
  • Stejneger, LEONHARD H. 1907. Herpetology of Japan and adjacent territory. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 58: xx, 1-577 - get paper here
  • Stejneger,L. 1904. A new species of lizard from the Riu Kiu Archipelago, Japan. Smithson. Quarterly (Misc. Coll. XLVII, Nov. 9, 1904): 294 - get paper here
  • Tang, Xin-Sheng; Shun-Qin Lu and Wen-hao Chou 2007. Description of Male Takydromus sylvaticus (Squamata: Lacertidae) from China, with Notes on Sexual Dimorphism and a Revision of the Morphological Diagnosis of the Species. Zoological Science 24: 496–503
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