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Takydromus sauteri VAN DENBURGH, 1909

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Koshun Grass Lizard 
SynonymTakydromus sauteri VAN DENBURGH 1909
Takydromus sbuteri — LIU YU 1970 (in error)
Takydromus (Platyplacopus) sauteri — ARNOLD 1997
Takydromus sauteri — SCHLÜTER 2003: 67 
DistributionTaiwan, Lanyu Island (= Hung-t'ou HsÄ)

Type locality: Koshun (= Hengchun), Formosa (= Taiwan)  
TypesHolotype: CAS 18001 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Dorsals large, in regular series; four pairs of postmental shields; one inguinal pore on each side; head and tail much elongate; color above bright green; upper lip and lower surfaces white. (Van Denburgh 1909: 50) 
CommentThe tail length is usually over 420% of snout–vent length in this species. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Hans Sauter (1871-1943), entomologist who developed an interest in herpetology. He studied biology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Huang, W.-S. 2006. Ecology and Reproductive Patterns of the Grass Lizard, Takydromus sauteri, in a Tropical Rain Forest of an East Asian Island Journal of Herpetology 40 (2): 267-273. - get paper here
  • Lin J Y; Cheng H Y 1981. A new species of Takydromus (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Taiwan. Bulletin of the INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY ACADEMIA SINICA (TAIPEI) 20(1) 1981: 43-47
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, L. 1910. The batrachians and reptiles of Formosa. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 38: 91-114 - get paper here
  • Van DENBURGH, JOHN 1909. New and previously unrecorded species of reptiles and amphibians from the island of Formosa. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 3 (3): 49-56. - get paper here
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