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Takydromus sikkimensis (Günther, 1888)

Sikkim grass lizard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tachydromus sikkimensis Günther, 1888


Conservation Status

Last record: 1872 or before?

Rediscovered in 2009 or before



Sikkim, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Günther, A. (1888). On a collection of reptiles from China. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 1: 165-172.


Other references:

Bhupathy, Subramanian, Chettri, Basundhara and Bauer, Aaron M. (2009). Rediscovery and Revalidation of [i]Takydromus sikkimensis[/i] (Günther, 1888) (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Sikkim, India. Journal of Herpetology 43(2): 267-274. [Abstract]

Schlüter, U. (2003). Die Langschwanzeidechsen der Gattung Takydromus. Kirschner & Seufer Verlag, 110 pp. [review in Draco 21: 91, Elaphe 13 (2): 22]


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