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Oplurus fierinensis GRANDIDIER, 1869

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Higher TaxaOpluridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Anzamala Madagascar Swift
G: Bläulicher Madagaskar-Felsenleguan 
SynonymOplurus Fierinensis GRANDIDIER 1869: 341
Hoplurus fierinensis — ANGEL 1942: 87
Oplurus fierinensis — SAVAGE 1952: 182
Oplurus fierinensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 261
Oplurus fierinensis — GRUBENMANN 2007
Oplurus fierinensis — SCHLÜTER 2013: 65 
DistributionSW Madagascar (arid regions in the lower reaches of the Fiherenana and Onilahy river valleys, and on the Mahafly Plateau, W Tuléar Province)

Type locality: Mafale [= Mahafaly]  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 7638 and MNHN-RA 7638A-C (4 syntypes) 
CommentListed as of unclear status by BOULENGER (1885: 129, Cat. Liz. II). 
  • Altmanová, Marie; Michail Rovatsos, Lukáš Kratochvíl, andMartina Johnson Pokorná 2016. Minute Y chromosomes and karyotype evolution in Madagascan iguanas (Squamata: Iguania: Opluridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12751 - get paper here
  • Altmanová, Marie; Michail Rovatsos, Lukáš Kratochvíl, andMartina Johnson Pokorná, 2016. Minute Y chromosomes and karyotype evolution in Madagascan iguanas (Squamata: Iguania: Opluridae) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 618–633; DOI: 10.1111/bij.12751 - get paper here
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Barbour, Thomas 1918. Vertebrata from Madagascar. 2. Amphibia and Reptilia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 61 (14): 479-489. - get paper here
  • Blanc, C. P. 1977. Reptiles sauriens Iguanidae. Faune de Madagascar 45: 1-195
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Grandidier, A. 1869. Descriptions de quelques animaux nouveaux découverts, pendant l'année 1869, sur la côte ouest de Madagascar. Revue et Magazine de Zooogie (Paris), Sér. 2, 21: 337-342
  • Grubenmann, M. 2007. Madagaskar-Leguane - Teil 3. Iguana Rundschreiben 20 (1): 23-25
  • Meier, H. 1981. Zur Ökologie, Ethologie und Taxonomie einiger Arten der Gattung Oplurus auf Madagascar. Salamandra 17 (1-2): 43-54 - get paper here
  • Meier,H. 1982. Leguane aus Madagaskar. Herpetofauna 4 (17): 22-27 [erratum in 4 (18): 33] - get paper here
  • Münchenberg, Tobias, Katharina C. Wollenberg, Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences. 2008. Molecular phylogeny and geographic variation of Malagasy iguanas (Oplurus and Chalarodon). Amphibia- Reptilia 29(3):319-327
  • Savage, J. M. 1952. The correct generic names for the iguanid lizards of Madagascar and the Fidji islands. Copeia 1952 (3): 182 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, Uwe 2013. Madagaskarleguane - Lebensweise, Pflege und Fortpflanzung. KUS-Verlag, 88 pp. - get paper here
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