Takydromus sikkimensis GÜNTHER, 1888
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Takydromus sikkimensis?
|Higher Taxa||Lacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Sikkim Grass Lizard|
|Synonym||Tachydromus sikkimensis GÜNTHER 1888|
Takydromus sikkimensis — BHUPATHY et al. 2009
Type locality: Dalep village, nearby Singtam, South Sikkim,
India, 27°14’N, 88°28’E, 550 m elevation.
|Types||Neotype: ZSI 25761, collected by Basundhara Chettri, 22 October 2006.|
|Comment||Takydromus sikkimensis was named by A. Günther on the basis of an 1872 description of grass lizards from Sikkim by F. Stoliczka. BOULENGER 1887 and subsequent workers have synonymized this species with T. sexlineatus and have even doubted the occurrence of Takydromus in Sikkim. BHUPATHY et al. 2009 confirm the occurrence of grass lizards in the lower Teesta valley of Sikkim and revalidated the species.|
Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017).