Takydromus khasiensis

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Takydromus khasiensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Takydromus
Species: T. khasiensis
Binomial name
Takydromus khasiensis
Boulenger, 1917[1]

Tachydromus khasiensis Boulenger, 1917

Takydromus khasiensis (common names: Java grass lizard, Khasi Hills long-tailed lizard ) is a species of lizard. It is found in Northeast India (Assam, Meghalaya), adjacent Myanmar (=Burma), and northern part of Bangladesh. The type locality is the Khasi Hills.[2]

The type series consists of three males and two females measuring respectively 44–48 mm (1.7–1.9 in) and 51–53 mm (2.0–2.1 in) in snout–vent length.[1]


  1. ^ a b Boulenger, G.A. (1917). "A revision of the lizards of the genus Tachydromus". Memoirs of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 5 (6): 207–235. 
  2. ^ Takydromus khasiensis at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 10 March 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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
  • 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]
  • Schlüter, U. 2003 Die Langschwanzeidechsen der Gattung Takydromus. Kirschner & Seufer Verlag, 110 pp. [review in Draco 21: 91]
  • Ziegler, Thomas, Wolfgang Böhme and Wolfgang Bischoff. 1999 Comments on the grass lizards (Lacertida, Takydromus) of Vietnam and Myanmar. Hamadryad 24 (1): 39-42.