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Takydromus sylvaticus (POPE, 1928)

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Chung-an ground lizard
Chinese: 崇安草蜥 
SynonymApeltonotus sylvaticus POPE 1928
Platyplacopus sylvaticus — POPE 1935
Takydromus (Platyplacopus) toyamai — ARNOLD 1997
Platyplacopus sylvaticus — TANG & XIANG 2002
Takydromus sylvaticus — SCHLÜTER 2003: 89
Platyplacopus sylvaticus — LE et al. 2009
Takydromus sylvaticus — WANG et al. 2017 
DistributionSE China (Anhui; NW Fukien = Fujian: Chung-an County = Wuyishan region, Guangdong, Jiangxi)

Type locality: Ch’ungan Hsien (= Chogan), NW Fukien Province (= Fujian), SE China.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 34975 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Takydromus sylvaticus differs from T. dorsalis in having more dorsal scales in the median longitudinal row between axilla and groin (42–48 versus 32–40), more rows of large dorsal scales between the hind legs (10 versus 7–8), and
two distinct white longitudinal stripes on each side of the body. Takydromus dorsalis has a black stripe extending from the preocular region posteriorly through eyelid margin to the anterior edge of ear opening, whereas T. sylvaticus lacks this stripe (from TANG et al. 2007). 
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Chen, Q.L. et al. 2009. Bioinformatics Analysis the Complete Sequences of Cytochrome b of Takydromus sylvaticus and Modeling the Tertiary Structure of Encoded Protein. Int. J. Biol. Sci. 5(6):596-602 - get paper here
  • LE Xin-gui, HONG Hong-zhi,WANG Ying-yong 2009. A Newly Recorded Reptile from Jiangxi Province: Platyplacopus sylvaticus. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 2009 –04 - 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
  • 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
  • Pope, C. 1929. Notes on reptiles from Fukien and other Chinese provinces. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 58: 335-487 - 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
  • TANG Xin-Sheng XIANG Peng 2002. On the Rediscovery and the Distribution Expansion of the Platyplacopus sylvaticus. Chinese Journal of Zoology 2002-04
  • Tang, Xin-Sheng; Shun-Qin Lu and Wen-hao Chou 2007. Description of Male Takydromus sylvaticus (Squamata: Lacertidae) from China, with Notes on Sexual Dimorphism and a Revision of the Morphological Diagnosis of the Species. Zoological Science 24: 496–503 - get paper here
  • Wang, C. G. M. Z. X., Jia, S. Y. K. T. L., & Hu, C. Z. J. 2022. An updated species checklist of amphibians and reptiles in Fujian Province, China. Biodiversity Science, 22090 - get paper here
  • Wang, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - 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
  • Yang, Jian-Huan and Ying-Yong Wang 2010. Range extension of Takydromus sylvaticus (Pope, 1928) with notes on morphological variation and sexual dimorphism. Herpetology Notes 3: 279-283
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