Green Grass Lizard

Green Grass Lizard
English Common Name
Green Grass Lizard
Scientific name
Takydromus smaragdinus
Order: Squamata, Family: Lacertidae
20 cm - 28 cm
Species distribution
Southern part of Tokara Group, Amami and Okinawa Groups
Okinawan Common Name
Nagaju, Jumi
Green Grass Lizard’s long tail helps it maintain balance as it quickly climbs bushes.Like geckos, it sheds its tail under threat.

Updated in September 2017

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