Japan / Islands of the northern and central Ryukyu archipelago (Okinawa, Amami and Tokara group). 


Takydromus smaragdinus  BOULENGER, 1887


Tachydromus smaragdinus  BOULENGER, 1887

Takydromus (Platyplacopus) smaragdinus  ARNOLD, 1997

Common names:

Emerald Long-tailed Grass Lizard (English)
Smaragdschnellläufer (German)
Grüne Langschwanzeidechse (German)


Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.4.53-63

Terra Typica:

Probably from the central Ryu-Kyu Islands (TAKEDA & OTA 1996).

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Boulenger, G.A. (1887) -  Description of Takydromus smaragdinus.  -  In: ”On a collection of reptiles and batrachians made by Mr. H. Pryer in the Loo Choo Islands”. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1887: 146-150.   

  • Takeda, N. & Ota, H. (1996) -  Description of a new species of Takydromus from the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan, and a taxonomic redefination of T. smaragdinus BOULENGER 1887 (Reptilia: Lacertidae). -  Herpetologica, 52: 77-88.