Taiwan / southeast Taiwan 


Takydromus luyeanus  LUE & LIN, 2008

Common names:

Luye grass lizard (English)
Luye Langschwanzeidechse (German)
鹿野草蜥 (Chinese)


Holotype: NMNS 4433, an adult male. Perching on high grasslands (Miscanthus sinensis). Collected at night on 13 July 2004 by Chun-Wen Chang and Si-Min Lin. Deposited in Natural Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan.

Terra Typica:

Luye, Taidong County, Taiwan (22° 53’ 47.0” N, 121° 05’ 19.0” E, on the bank of Luye Stream, the branch of Beinan River, elevation 180 m.

Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Lue, K.-Y. & Lin, S.-M. (2008) -  Two new cryptic species of Takydromus (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Taiwan. -  Herpetologica, 64 (3): 379-395.    




Takydromus luyeanus  © 2009 Simon Pu