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Takydromus septentrionalis GÜNTHER, 1864

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesChina Grass Lizard 
SynonymTachydromus septentrionalis GÜNTHER 1864: 69
Tachydromus septentrionalis — GÜNTHER 1888: 166
Takydromus septentrionalis — STEJNEGER 1907: 232 (part.)
Takydromus septentrionalis — MATSUI 1996
Takydromus septentrionalis — SCHLÜTER 2003: 70
Takydromus septentrionalis — WANG et al. 2017 
DistributionS China (Henan, Shaanxi = Shaansi, Gansu, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Guizhou, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Shandong, possibly north to Jilin; Taiwan ?)

Type locality: Ningpo (= Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Province, China)  
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.8.4.27 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSchlüter (2003) doesn’t mention Taiwan as distribution area.
The original description is available online (see link below). 
  • 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, GEORGE A. 1899. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians made by Mr. J. D. La Touche in N.W. Fokien, China. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1899: 159-172 - get paper here
  • Bruekers, Jaco 2004. Eerste ervaringen met de Chinese langstaarthagendis, Takydromus septentrionalis (Günther 1864). Lacerta 62 (5): 212-218 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1864. The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1888. On a collection of reptiles from China. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 1: 165-172 - get paper here
  • HUANG Hongying 2002. A NEW RECORD OF LIZARD-TAKYDROMUS SEPTENTRIONALIS. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 21 (1): 37-37
  • Ji, Xiang; Wenhui Zhou, Xiaodong Zhang and Huiqing Gu. 1998. Sexual dimorphism and reproduction in the grass lizard Takydromus septentrionalis. Russ. J. Herpetol. 5 (1): 44-48 - 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
  • Liu, C.C. 1935. Preliminary notes on the life history of Takydromus septentrionalis. Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 10 (2): 133-135
  • Liu-Yu, M.C. 1970. Studies on Taiwan lizards. Biol. Bull. Taiwan Normal Univ. 5: 51-93
  • Lu, Yuyan; Zhang, Ping; Wang, Xiaoan; Li, Pipen 2000. Takydromus septentrionalis - A record new to Shandong province. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 19 (3): 155 - 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. 1999. Die Südchinesische Langschwanzeidechse - Pflege und Nachzucht von Takydromus septentrionalis im Terrarium und Freiland. Reptilia (Münster) 4(15): 51-54
  • 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
  • Schlüter, U. 2008. Pflege und Nachzucht von Takydromus septentrionalis. VDA-aktuell, 14 (3): 28-29
  • Stejneger, L. 1910. The batrachians and reptiles of Formosa. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 38: 91-114 - get paper here
  • Stejneger, LEONHARD H. 1907. Herpetology of Japan and adjacent territory. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 58: xx, 1-577 - get paper here
  • Wang, P.C. & Ji, X. 1997. A Comparison of Embryonic Metabolic Rates in Two Lizards. Asiatic Herpetological Research 7: 147-152 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Wu, Jianguo 2015. Can changes in the distribution of lizard species over the past 50 years be attributed to climate change? Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI<br />10.1007/s00704-015-1553-4 - get paper here
  • Yang, Yuhua;Gao, Zhengfa;Zhao, Ermi 1989. Karyotypic studies of Sphenomorphus indicus (Scincidae) and Takydromus septentrionalis (Lacertidae). Chinese Herpetological Research 2 (1): 55-59
  • Zhao, Kentang;Bi, Junhuai 1995. The first record of four species of amphibians and reptiles in inner Mongolia and its significance on the Zoogeographical division. Acta Herpetologica Sinica 4/5: 102-104
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
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