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Zonosaurus maximus BOULENGER, 1896

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Zonosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSoutheastern Girdled Lizard 
SynonymZonosaurus maximus BOULENGER 1896: 448
Zonosaurus maximus — ANGEL 1942: 96
Zonosaurus maximus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 302
Zonosaurus maximus —RECKNAGEL et al. 2013 
DistributionMadagascar  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.8.10.16-18 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentTotal length up to 70 cm (SVL up to 25 cm). 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • Blanc, C. P. 1967. Notes sur les Gerrhosaurinae de Madagascar, I. - Observations sur Zonosaurus maximus, BOULENGER, 1896. Annales Universite Madagascar (Sciences), 5: 107-116
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1896. Descriptions of new lizards from Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 17: 444-449 - 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)
  • 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, 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
  • Rogner, M. 2008. Dingel-Schildechsen - die Gattung Zonosaurus. Reptilia (Münster) 13 (69): 26-31 - get paper here
 
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