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Takydromus sexlineatus DAUDIN, 1802

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria (lizards) 
SubspeciesTakydromus sexlineatus ocellatus CUVIER, 1829
Takydromus sexlineatus sexlineatus DAUDIN, 1802 
Common NamesE: Asian Grass Lizard, Six-striped Long-tailed Grass Lizard
G: Sechsstreifen-Langschwanzeidechse 
SynonymTakydromus sexlineatus DAUDIN 1802: 256
Takydromus quadrilineatus DAUDIN 1802 (fide SCHLÜTER 2003)
Tachydromus sexlineatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 158
Tachydromus sexlineatus var. aenofuscus PETERS 1863: 405
Tachydromus sexlineatus — DE ROOIJ 1915: 154
Takydromus sexlineatus sexlineatus — SMITH 1935: 366
Takydromus sexlineatus — TAYLOR 1963: 929
Takydromus sexlineatus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 249
Takydromus sexlineatus — COX et al. 1998: 109
Takydromus sexlineatus — ARNOLD et al. 2007

Takydromus sexlineatus ocellatus (GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE 1829)
Tachydromus ocellatus GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE 1829
Tachydromus typus GRAY 1838 (fide SCHLÜTER 2003)
Takydromus sexlineatus ocellatus SMITH 1935
Tachydromus meridionalis GÜNTHER 1864
Tachydromus kwangsiensis AHL 1930 (fide BAUER & GÜNTHER 1995)
Takydromus sexlineatus meridionalis — GLASS 1946
Takydromus sexlineatus ocellatus — SCHLÜTER 2003: 77
Takydromus sexlineatus ocellatus — BOBROV & SEMENOV 2008 
DistributionIndia (Sikkim, Assam, Mizoram),
China (Guizhou, Fujian, Hong Kong, Guangxi = Kwangsi, Guangdong = Kwantung, Hainan Island, Fukien, Hong Kong, westward to Yunnan),
Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar (= Burma)
Malaysian Peninsula, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo)

ocellatus: S China, Hainan, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, N Burma, N Malaysia.

Type locality: not given (fide MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997); “Indes orientalis” fide GUIBÉ (1954). Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: unknown (fide SANG et al. 2009) 
CommentThe tail length is usually over 300% of snout–vent length in this species, the longest tail (relative to snout-vent length) of any lizard!

Type Species: Takydromus quadrilineatus Daudin, 1802 [= T. sexlineatus Daudin, 1802] is the type species of the genus Takydromus DAUDIN 1802.

Synonymy: Tachydromus sikkimensis GÜNTHER 1888 has been removed from the synonymy of T. sexlineatus.

Distribution: possibly in Bhutan (Lenz 2012). 
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