Takydromus tachydromoides

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Takydromus tachydromoides
Takydromus tachydromoides1.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Lacertidae
Genus: Takydromus
Species: T. tachydromoides
Binomial name
Takydromus tachydromoides
(Schlegel, 1838)

Takydromus tachydromoides, the Japanese grass lizard, is a wall lizard species of the genus Takydromus. It is found in Japan. Its Japanese name is 'kanahebi' (カナヘビ). 'Hebi' means 'snake' in Japanese, although this lizard is not a snake. There are three lizards found in the four main islands of Japan. The other two are the Japanese gekko (also, Schlegel's Japanese gekko, Gekko japonicus), and the Japanese five-lined skink (Eumeces latiscutatus, also Plestiodon latiscutatus; this skink shows five lines only as a juvenile).[1]

A fight between two Japanese grass lizards


  1. ^ Kevin Short, Nature in Tokyo, Kodansha, 2000