Southeast China / Chung-an County, Fujian Province; Lingnan Nature Reserve, Anhui Province; Yangjifeng Nature Reserve, Jiangxi Province and Ren-hua County, Guangdong Province. 


Takydromus sylvaticus  POPE, 1928


Apeltonotus sylvaticus  POPE, 1929

Platyplacopus sylvaticus  POPE, 1935

Takydromus (Platyplacopus) sylvaticus  ARNOLD, 1997

Common names:

Chung-an ground lizard (English)


Holotype: AMNH 34975

Terra Typica:

Ch’ungan Hsien (= Chogan), NW Fukien Province (= Fujian), SE China.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Arnold, E.N. (1997) -  Interrelationships and evolution of the east Asian grass lizards, Takydromus (Squamata: Lacertidae). -  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119 (2): 267-296.    

  • Tang, X.-S. & Lu, S.-Q. & Chou, W.-H. (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, Tokyo, 24: 496-503.    

  • Tang, X.S. & Chen, J.M. & Huang, S. (2014) -  Mitochondrial genome of the Chung-an ground lizard Takydromus sylvaticus (Reptilia: Lacertidae). -  Mitochondrial DNA, 25 (4): 319-320.    




Takydromus sylvaticus  © 2009 Ying-Yong Wang