Southeast China / Anhui province (Xiuning prefecture), Fujian province (Nanping prefecture, Ningde prefecture, Sanming prefecture), Jiangxi province (Shangrao prefecture, Yichun prefecture), Zhejiang province (Lishui prefecture, Ningbo prefecture). 


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:

  • Pope, C. (1928) -  Description of Takydromus sylvaticus. - In: “Notes on reptiles from Fukien and other Chinese provinces”. -  Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 58: 335-487.   

  • 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.