India, Federal State Sikkim (lower Teesta valley of Sikkim.); Nepal (Miklajung, Morang district) and Bhutan.  

Species:

Takydromus sikkimensis  (GÜNTHER, 1888)

Common names:

Sikkim Long-tailed Grass Lizard (English)

Types:

Neotype: ZSI 25761

Terra Typica:

Dalep village, nearby Singtam, South Sikkim, India, 27°14’N, 88°28’E, 550 m elevation.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Günther, A. (1888) -  Description of Takydromus sikkimensis. -  In: “On a collection of reptiles from China”. - The Annals and magazine of natural history, (6) 1: 165-172.   

  • Bhupathy, S. & Chettri, B. & Bauer, A. (2009) -  Rediscovery and Revalidation of Takydromus sikkimensis (Günther, 1888) (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Sikkim, India. -  Journal of Herpetology, 43 (2): 267–274.    

  • Gautam, B. & Bhattarai, S. & Kandel, R.C. (2022) -  First record of Takydromus sikkimensis Günther, 1888 (Squamata, Lacertidae) from Nepal. -  Herpetozoa 35: 159–163.