North and Northeast Taiwan 


Takydromus viridipunctatus  LUE & LIN, 2008

Common names:

翠斑草蜥 (Chinese)


Holotype: NMNS 4431, an adult male. Captured when perching on high grasslands (Miscanthus sinensis) near the coastline. Collected at night on 21 June 2003 by Yu-Jun Hong, How-Ying Hsu, Yi-Fen Chen, and Si-Min Lin. Deposited in Natural Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan.

Terra Typica:

Su-ao, Yilan County, Taiwan (24° 35’ 23.4” N, 121° 51’ 37.5” E), elevation 10 m.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Lue, K.-Y. & Lin, S.-M. (2008) -  Two new cryptic species of Takydromus (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Taiwan. -  Herpetologica, 64 (3): 379-395.