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Zonosaurus madagascariensis (GRAY, 1845)

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Zonosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesZonosaurus madagascariensis madagascariensis (GRAY 1845)
Zonosaurus madagascariensis insulanus BRYGOO 1985 
Common NamesE: Madagascar Girdled Lizard
G: Madagaskar-Ringel-Schildechse 
SynonymZonosaurus madagascariensis madagascariensis (GRAY 1845)
Cicigna madagascariensis GRAY 1845: 49
Zonosaurus madagascariensis — BOULENGER 1887: 127
Zonosaurus madagascariensis — ANGEL 1942: 98
Gerrhosaurus bifasciatus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 375
Zonosaurus madagascariensis madagascariensis — BRYGOO 1985
Zonosaurus madagascariensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 302
Zonosaurus madagascariensis — RECKNAGEL et al. 2013
Zonosaurus cf. madagascariensis — BORA et al. 2009

Zonosaurus madagascariensis insulanus BRYGOO 1985
Zonosaurus madagascariensis insulanus BRYGOO 1985
Zonosaurus madagascariensis insulanus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 303 
DistributionMadagascar, Seychelles, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé, Nosy Komba, Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Tanikely

insulanus: Glorioso and Cosmoledo islands  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.9.91; Lectotype: ZMB
Holotype: BMNH 83.1.22.12 [insulanus] 
Diagnosis 
CommentTotal length up to 30 cm.

Type species: Cicigna madagascariensis GRAY 1831 is the type species of the genus Zonosaurus BOULENGER 1887. See SAVAGE 1954: 332 for details. 
Etymology 
References
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