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 Takydromus sikkimensis (Günther, 1888) (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Sikkim, India. Journal of Herpetology 43(2): 267-274. [Abstract]

Mothey, Rabina, Rai, Ananta and Chettri, Basundhara. (2022). New Distributional Record of the Sikkim Grass Lizard, Takydromus sikkimensis (Günther 1888) (Squamata: Lacertidae), in Gorumara National Park, West Bengal, India. Reptiles & Amphibians 29: 378-380.

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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