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Takydromus kuehnei VAN DENBURGH, 1909

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Lacertini, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesTakydromus kuehnei vietnamensis ZIEGLER & BISCHOFF 1999
Takydromus kuehnei kuehnei VAN DENBURGH 1909 
Common NamesChinese: 古氏草蜥 
SynonymTakydromus kuehnei VAN DENBURGH 1909
Platyplacopus kuehnei — BOULENGER 1917
Tachydromus chinensis VOGT 1914
Platyplacopus kuehnei carinatus GRESSITT 1938
Takydromus (Platyplacopus) kuehnei — ARNOLD 1997
Takydromus kuehnei — ZIEGLER & BISCHOFF 1999
Takydromus kuehnei — ARNOLD et al. 2007
Takydromus kuehnei — WANG et al. 2017

Takydromus (Platyplacopus) kuehnei vietnamensis ZIEGLER & BISCHOFF 1999
Takydromus kuehnei vietnamensis — BOBROV & SEMENOV 2008 
DistributionChina (Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan, Guizhou, Hunan), Taiwan, Vietnam (Ha Tinh, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Ninh binh, Quang Binh, Son La), elevations up to 1000 m.

vietnamensis: N Vietnam; Type locality: Ky Anh - Ke Go, Ha Tinh Province.

Type locality: Kanshirei (= Kuantzuling), Formosa (= Taiwan).  
TypesHolotype: CAS 18002
Holotype: MVZ, adult male [carinatus]
Holotype: ZFMK 70342, paratypes in ZFMK [vietnamensis] 
CommentHas been misidentified previously as T. wolteri or T. sexlineatus.

Behavior: diurnal. 
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  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Gressitt, J. Linsley 1938. A new burrowing frog and a new lizard from Hainan Island. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 51: 127-130 - get paper here
  • Hecht, Vera L.; Cuong T. Pham, Tao T. Nguyen, Truong Q. Nguyen, Michael Bonkowski & Thomas Ziegler 2013. First report on the herpetofauna of Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, northeastern Vietnam. Biodiversity Journal 4 (4): 507–552
  • 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
  • Liu-Yu, M.C. 1970. Studies on Taiwan lizards. Biol. Bull. Taiwan Normal Univ. 5: 51-93
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  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Nguyen, Truong Quang 2017. New records of amphibians and reptiles from Ha Giang Province, Vietnam. Herpetology Notes 10: 183-191 - get paper here
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  • Norval, G. & Mao, J.J. 2009. Ein Nachweis von Takydromus kuehnei als Beute von Sibynophis chinensis chinensis in einem Sekundärwald im Chiayi County, Taiwan. Sauria 30 (4): 51-54 [2008] - get paper here
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  • WANG, YING-YONG; SHI-PING GONG, PENG LIU, XIN WANG 2017. A new species of the genus Takydromus (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Tianjingshan Forestry Station, northern Guangdong, China. Zootaxa 4338 (3): 441-458 - get paper here
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  • Ziegler, T. & W. BISCHOFF 1999. Takydromus (Platyplacopus) kuehnei vietnamensis ssp. n., eine neue Schnelläufereidechsen-Unterart aus Vietnam (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertidae). Salamandra 35 (4): 209-226 - get paper here
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