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Zonosaurus aeneus (GRANDIDIER, 1872)

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Zonosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBronze Girdled Lizard 
SynonymGerrhosaurus aeneus GRANDIDIER 1872: 8
Zonosaurus aeneus — BOULENGER 1887: 127
Zonosaurus aeneus — ANGEL 1942: 94
Zonosaurus aeneus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 303
Zonosaurus aeneus — VENCES et al. 1999
Zonosaurus aeneus —RECKNAGEL et al. 2013 
DistributionE Madagascar

Type locality: Malaimbandy, pays des Sakalaves”, Madagascar  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 7634 
Diagnosis 
CommentTotal length up to 20 cm. 
EtymologyNamed after its color: Latin “aenea/-us” = bronze, copper, or ore. 
References
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • Brygoo, E.R. 1985. Les Gerrhosaurinae de Madagascar, Sauria (Cordylidae). Mém. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (nouv. sér., sér. A, Zool.) 134: 1-65 - get paper here
  • 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. 1872. Descriptions de quelques Reptiles nouveaux découverts á Madagascar en 1870. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie et Paléontologie 15 (5): 6-11. - get paper here
  • Krüger, Jens 1999. Neue Erkenntnisse zur Faunistik einiger Reptilien Madagaskars. Salamandra 35 (2): 65-76 - get paper here
  • Meier, H. 1988. Zur Ökologie, Ethologie und Taxonomie einiger Schildechsen der Gattungen Tracheloptychus und Zonosaurus auf Madagaskar, Teil 1. Herpetofauna 10 (57): 22-26 - get paper here
  • Meier, H. 1989. Zur Ökologie, Ethologie und Taxonomie einiger Schildechsen der Gattungen Tracheloptychus und Zonosaurus auf Madagaskar, Teil 2: Weitere Zonosaurus-Arten. Herpetofauna 11 (58): 14-23 - get paper here
  • Raselimanana, A. P., C. J. Raxworthy, and R. A. Nussbaum 2000. A revision of the dwarf Zonosaurus Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Cordylidae) from Madagascar, including descriptions of three new species. Scientific Papers Natural History Museum University of Kansas 18:1-16
  • Raselimanana, Achille P.; Brice Noonan, K. Praveen Karanth, Jacques Gauthier, Anne D. Yoder 2009. Phylogeny and evolution of Malagasy plated lizards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50 (2): 336-344 - get paper here
  • Recknagel, Hans; Kathryn R. Elmer, Brice P. Noonan, Achille P. Raselimanana, Axel Meyer, Miguel Vences 2013. Multi-gene phylogeny of Madagascar’s plated lizards, Zonosaurus and Tracheloptychus (Squamata: Gerrhosauridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Vences, M., J. MÜLLER-JUNG, F. GLAW & W. BÖHME 1996. Review of the Zonosaurus aeneus species group, with resurrection of Zonosaurus subunicolor (BOETTGER 1881) (Reptilia: Squamata: Gerrhosauridae). Senckenbergiana biologica 76 (1/2): 47-59.
  • Vences, M.; Ziegler,T.; Visser,S. & Andreone,F. 1999. New data on the zoogeography and genital morphology of the lizards Zonosaurus brygooi Lang & Böhme 1990 and Z. aeneus (Grandidier 1872) from Madagascar (Reptilia Squamata Gerrhosauridae). Tropical Zoology 12: 145-155 - get paper here
 
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