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Takydromus smaragdinus BOULENGER, 1887

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Green Grass Lizard
G: Grüne Langschwanzeidechse 
SynonymTachydromus smaragdinus BOULENGER 1887: 147
Tachysaurus japonicus ADAMS 1848
Tachydromus smaragdinus — BOULENGER 1887: 509
Tachydromus smaragdinus — STEJNEGER 1907: 236
Takydromus smaragdinus — HAUSCHILD 1986
Takydromus smaragdinus — MATSUI 1996
Takydromus (Platyplacopus) smaragdinus — ARNOLD 1997
Takydromus smaragdinus — SCHLÜTER 2003: 83 
DistributionJapan (northern and central Ryu-Kyu Islands)

Type locality: probably from the central Ryu-Kyu Islands (TAKEDA & OTA 1996)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
Comment 
References
  • 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
  • Barbour, Thomas 1909. Notes on Amphibia and Reptilia from Eastern Asia. Proc. New England zool. Club 4: 53-78, 2 plates - get paper here
  • Bischoff, W. 2005. Die echten Eidechsen der Familie Lacertidae - eine Übersicht. Draco 5 (21): 4-27 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians made by Mr. H. Pryer in the Loo Choo Islands. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1887: 146-150 - get paper here
  • Danier, A. 2013. Langschwanzeidechsen aus Okinawa. Terrarienhaltung und Nachzucht von Takydromus smaragdinus. Reptilia (Münster) 18 (104): 67-71 - get paper here
  • Goris, R.C. & Maeda, N. 2004. Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Japan. Krieger, Malabar, 285 pp.
  • Günther, A. 1888. On a collection of reptiles from China. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 1: 165-172 - get paper here
  • Hauschild, A. 1986. Bermerkungen zur Haltung und Zucht der Langschwanzeidechse Takydromus sexlineatus ocellatus CUVIER, 1829. Herpetofauna 8 (44): 11-15 - 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
  • 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
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • RÖßLER, R. 1992. Die grüne Langschwanzeidechse - Takydromus smaragdinus - Ein Haltungs- und Zuchtbericht. Die Eidechse 3 (5): 3-5 - 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
  • Sclater, J.A. 1950. Bionomic notes on some reptiles form Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (12) 3: 113-116
  • Stejneger, LEONHARD H. 1907. Herpetology of Japan and adjacent territory. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 58: xx, 1-577 - get paper here
  • Takeda, N. & H. OTA 1996. Description of a new species of Takydromus from the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan, and a taxonomic redefinition of T. smaragdinus BOULENGER 1887 (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Herpetologica 52 (1): 77-88. - get paper here
 
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