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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
SubspeciesTakydromus sexlineatus ocellatus (GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE 1829)
Takydromus sexlineatus sexlineatus DAUDIN 1802 
Common NamesE: Asian Grass Lizard, Six-striped Long-tailed Grass Lizard
G: Sechsstreifen-Langschwanzeidechse
Chinese: 南草蜥 
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 — WANG et al. 2017

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: 327 (fide BAUER & GÜNTHER 1995)
Takydromus sexlineatus meridionalis — GLASS 1946
Takydromus sexlineatus ocellatus — SCHLÜTER 2003: 77
Takydromus sexlineatus ocellatus — BOBROV & SEMENOV 2008
Takydromus sexlineatus ocellatus — TEYNIÉ et al. 2010 
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, Natuna islands)

ocellatus: S China, Hainan, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, N Burma, N Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: not given (fide MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997); “Indes orientalis” fide GUIBÉ (1954).  
TypesHolotype: unknown (fide NGUYEN et al. 2009)
Syntypes: MNHN-RA 2662 and MNHN-RA 2662A [ocellatus] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (genus): (1) body slender with an extra-long tail, tail length usually more than two times larger than snout-vent length, (2) dorsal scales enlarged and keeled, ventral scales enlarged, keeled or smooth, (3) scales on flanks small and granular, (4) lateral teeth tricuspid, (5) temporal scales usually keeled, (6) 0–5 femoral pores on each side (Arnold et al. 2007, Zhao et al. 1999, cited in Wang et al. 2019). 
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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