Reptiles of
Lanyu Island  [Taiwan]

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Bibliography of the reptiles of Lanyu Island Taxonomic history of the reptiles of Lanyu Island Introduced species
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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (Compilation date: 14th April, 2023).

General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable or controversial.
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Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Agamidae (Agamas and Dragons)
Genus Diploderma (Eastern Mountain Agamas)
Diploderma swinhonis

Tamsui Mountain Agama

Lazell 1999 Ota 1991
 Family Gekkonidae (Typical Geckos)
Genus Gekko (Tokays)
Gekko hokouensis

Hokou Gecko

Lazell 1999
Gekko kikuchii

Lanyu Gecko

Lazell 1999 Roesler, Bauer, Heinicke, Greenbaum, Jackman, Nguyen & Ziegler 2011 Wermuth 1965 Zhao & Adler 1993
Genus Lepidodactylus (Scaly-toed Geckos)
Lepidodactylus yami

Lanyu Scaly-toed Gecko

Eliades, Brown, Huang & Siler 2021 Lazell 1999 Ota 1987
 Family Lacertidae (Typical Lizards)
Genus Takydromus (Oriental Grass Lizards)
Takydromus sauteri

Koshun Grass Lizard

Lazell 1999
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Emoia (Emo Skinks)
Emoia atrocostata

Pacific Mangrove Skink

Lazell 1999
Genus Eutropis (South Asian Sun Skinks)
Eutropis borealis

Subic Bay Sun Skink

Barley, Diesmos, Siler, Martinez & Brown 2020 Lazell 1999 [as m. multicarinata]
Eutropis cumingi

Zambales Sun Skink

Ota & Huang 2000
Eutropis longicaudata

Long-tailed Sun Skink

Lazell 1999

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Amphiesma (South Asian Keelbacks)
Amphiesma stolatum

Buff-striped Keelback

Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014
Genus Calamaria (Oriental Reed Snakes)
Calamaria pavimentata

Brown Reed Snake

Lazell 1999
Genus Elaphe (Palearctic-Oriental Rat Snakes)
Elaphe carinata

East Asian Keeled Rat Snake

Schulz 1996
 Family Lamprophiidae (House Snakes, etc.)
Genus Psammodynastes (Asian Mock Vipers)
Psammodynastes pulverulentus

Dusky Mock Viper

Lazell 1999
 Family Viperidae (Vipers)
Genus Viridovipera (Green Tree Pitvipers)
Viridovipera stejnegeri

Chinese Green Tree Pitviper

Lazell 1999