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Takydromus khasiensis BOULENGER, 1917

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Java Grass Lizard, Khasi Hills Long-tailed Lizard 
SynonymTachydromus khasiensis BOULENGER 1917
Takydromus sexlineatus khasiensis — SMITH 1935: 369
Takydromus sexlineatus khasiensis — DAS 1996: 49
Takydromus khasiensis — SCHLÜTER 2003: 61
Takydromus sexlineatus khasiensis — MURTHY 2010 
DistributionIndia (Assam, Meghalaya), adjacent Myanmar (= Burma), Bangladesh

Type locality: Khasi Hills, near Assam.  
TypesSyntypes: USNM 84994, BMNH 1946.8.4.77-82 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Das, Abhijit; Uttam Saikia, B. H. C. K. Murthy, Santanu Dey and Sushil K. Dutta 2009. A herpetofaunal inventory of Barail Wildlife Sanctuary and adjacent regions, Assam, north-eastern India. Hamadryad 34 (1): 117 – 134 - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil & Abhijit Das 2017. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 176 pp.
  • Das, Swati; Basudev Tripathy, Kaushik Deuti 2019. Range Extension for the Khasi Hill Long-Tailed Lizard, Takydromus khasiensis Boulenger, 1917 (Squamata: Lacertidae) from India’s North Eastern Region into the Gangetic Plains Landscape at Gorumara National Park, West Bengal. Herpetology Notes 12: 83-85 - get paper here
  • Islam, Mazedul & Prasanta Kumar Saikia 2013. Inventory and Natural History of Lizards in Jeypore Rerserve Forest, Assam. Reptile Rap (15): 16-26 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Mahony, Stephen; Md. Kamrul Hasan, Md. Mofizul Kabir, Mushfiq Ahmed and Md. Kamal Hossain. 2009. A catalogue of amphibians and reptiles in the collection of Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hamadryad 34 (1): 80 – 94 - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Purkayastha J. 2013. An Amateur’s Guide to Reptiles of Assam. EBH Publishers (India) - 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
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Ziegler, Thomas; Wolfgang Böhme and Wolfgang Bischoff. 1999. Comments on the grass lizards (Lacertidae: Takydromus) of Vietnam and Myanmar. Hamadryad 24 (1): 39-42. - get paper here
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