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Zonosaurus laticaudatus (GRANDIDIER, 1869)

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Zonosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Nameswestern Girdled Lizard 
SynonymGerrhosaurus laticaudatus GRANDIDIER 1869
Zonosaurus laticaudatus — ANDERSSON 1910: 8
Zonosaurus laticaudatus — ANGEL 1942: 96
Zonosaurus laticaudatus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 303
Zonosaurus laticaudatus —RECKNAGEL et al. 2013 
DistributionMadagascar

Type locality: “Madagascar”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMW 14827 
CommentTotal length up to 50 cm. 
References
  • Andersson, Lars Gabriel 1910. Reptiles and batrachians from the north-west of Madagascar collected by V. Kaudern, 1906-1907. Arkiv för Zoologi 7 (7): 1-15.
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Barts, M. 2008. Schildechsen: Gattungen und Arten im Überblick. Reptilia (Münster) 13 (69): 18-25 - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Annette Olsonn, David Henson, Sunil Kumar, and David Emmett. 2009. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lower Onilahy River Valley, a Temporary Protected Area in Southwest Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 62-79 - 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. 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
  • Hoesch, Udo 1985. Das Portrait: Zonosaurus laticaudatus (Grandidier). Sauria 7 (3): 1-2. - get paper here
  • Ito, Ryo; Tsiry Randrianarisoa, and Akira Mori 2017. How Common is Heterospecific Eavesdropping in Lizards? Test Using a Madagascan Gerrhosaurid Current Herpetology Feb 2017, Vol. 36, No. 1: 46-53. - 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
  • Nopper, J., Lauströer, B., Rödel, M.-O. and Ganzhorn, J. U. 2016. A structurally enriched agricultural landscape maintains high reptile diversity in sub-arid south-western Madagascar. J Appl Ecol., doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12752 - get paper here
  • Rakotoarison, Andolalao; Jesse Erens, Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina, Miguel Vences 2015. Amphibian and reptile records from around the Betsiboka delta area in North-Western Madagascar Herpetology Notes 8: 535-543 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Van Beest, Piet 2004. Herpetologische waarnemingen op Madagascar - deel 2: Fianarantsoa en verder naar het zuiden. Lacerta 62 (3): 92-103 - get paper here
 
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