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Takydromus toyamai TAKEDA & OTA, 1996

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Miyako grass lizard 
SynonymTakydromus toyamai TAKEDA & OTA 1996
Takydromus smaragdinus — STEJNEGER 1907:238 (part)
Takydromus smaragdinus — VAN DENBURGH 1912: 247 (part)
Tachydromus smaragdinus — BOULENGER 1917:223 (part)
Tachydromus smaragdinus — BOULENGER 1921:146 (part)
Takydromus smaragdinus — NAKAMURA & UENO, 1963: 131 (part)
Takydromus smaragdinus — TAKENAKA 1979:30 (part)
Takydromus smaragdinus — TOYAMA, 1976:69;1981:37
Takydromus smaragdinus — TOYAMA and Ota, 1991:241 (part)
Takydromus smaragdinus — WALLEY 1993:14 (part)
Takydromus (Platyplacopus) toyamai — ARNOLD 1997
Takydromus toyamai — SCHLÜTER 2003: 98 
DistributionJapan (Ryukyu Archipelago: Miyako group: Miyakoyima, Irabuyima)

Type locality: Hirara, Miyakoyima, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan  
TypesHolotype: KUZ 18818, adult male 
CommentSynonymy after TAKEDA & OTA 1996 
EtymologyNamed after Mr. MasanaoToyama, a leading herpetologist of the Ryukyu Archipelago, who has made special contributionsto our knowledge of the herpetofaunaof the Miyako Group. 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Goris, R.C. & Maeda, N. 2004. Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Japan. Krieger, Malabar, 285 pp.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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