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Takydromus dorsalis STEJNEGER, 1904

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Sakishima 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 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1917. A revision of the lizards of the genus Tachydromus. Mem. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 5 (6): 207-235 - get paper here
  • Fukuyama, I. 2019. Takydromus dorsalis (Sakishima Grass Lizard) Predation. Herpetological Review 50 (1): 145-146 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Mochida, Koji; Takahide Sasai, Yohei Kadota, Mari Nishikawa, Makoto M. Itou and Mamoru Toda 2018. Thermal Reaction Norms of Locomotor Performance in Lacertid Lizards of the Genus Takydromus. Current Herpetology Aug 2018, Vol. 37, No. 2: 114-123. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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 - get paper here
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