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Takydromus hsuehshanensis LIN & CHENG, 1981

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Higher TaxaLacertidae, Lacertinae, Sauria, Lacertoidea, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymTakydromus hsuehshanensis LIN & CHENG 1981
Takydromus hsuehshanensis — SCHLÜTER 2003: 58 
DistributionC Taiwan (mountains, elevation 1800-3,000 m).

Type locality: Mt. Hsiao-hsueh, 2500-2950 m, Taiwan (24° 17' N, 121° 1’ E),  
TypesHolotype: THUP (TURL) L-002, 62.4 mm SVL, male, collected by Mei-Ii Liu and Hsien-yu Cheng, June 12, 1980, deposited at Biology Department, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan. Paratypes: (five specimens, same data as the holotype). TURL L-001, 37.7 mm SVL, male; TURL L-003, 62.0 mm SVL, female; TURL L-004, 57.5 mm SVL, female; TURL L-005, 61.3 mm SVL, female ; TURL L-006, 25.0 mm SVL (hatched in the laboratory). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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, Yi-Huei; Ming-Chung Tu, and Shu-Ping Huang 2012. Synergistic Limits to the Altitudinal Distribution of a High-Altitude Lizard, Takydromus hsuehshanensis. Zoological Science Jan 2013, Vol. 30, No. 1: 15-20. - get paper here
  • Huang, Wen-Suan 1998. Sexual size dimorphism and microhabitat use of two sympatric lizards, Spenomorphus taiwanensis and Takydromus hsuehshanensis, from the central highlands of Taiwan. Zoological Studies 37 (4): 302-308 - get paper here
  • Lin J Y; Cheng H Y 1981. A new species of Takydromus (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Taiwan. Bulletin of the INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY ACADEMIA SINICA (TAIPEI) 20(1) 1981: 43-47
  • 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
  • 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
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