Taiwan, Hainan, southern China and Viet Nam 


Takydromus kuehnei  VAN DENBURGH, 1909

Subspecies (2):

Takydromus kuehnei kuehnei  VAN DENBURGH, 1909

Takydromus kuehnei vietnamensis  ZIEGLER & BISCHOFF, 1999


Tachydromus chinensis  VOGT, 1914

Platyplacopus kuehnei  BOULENGER, 1917

Platyplacopus kuehnei carinatus  GRESSITT, 1938

Takydromus (Platyplacopus) kuehnei  ARNOLD, 1997

Common names:

Kuhne’s grass lizard (English)
Kuhne’s Langschwanzeidechse (German)
古氏草蜥 (Chinese)


kuehnei: Holotype: CAS 18002

vietnamensis: Holotype: ZFMK 70342, paratypes in ZFMK

Terra Typica:

kuehnei: `Kanshirei` (= Kuantzuling), Taiwan.

vietnamensis:Vietnam, Provinz Ha Tinh, Lowland moist forest reserve Ky Anh - Ke Go (18°01` N, 106°04` E, 350 m a.s.l.)

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Denburgh, J. van (1909) -  New and previously unrecorded species of reptiles and amphibians from the island of Formosa.  -  Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, (4th series) 3: 49-56.    


Takydromus kuehnei: 25  pictures (see subspecies level)


Takydromus kuehnei kuehnei  © 2009 Hans Breuer