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Zonosaurus subunicolor (BOETTGER, 1881)

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Zonosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGerrhosaurus rufipes var. subunicolor BOETTGER 1881: 359
Zonosaurus rufipes var. subunicolor — ANGEL 1942: 95
Zonosaurus subunicolor — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 304
Zonosaurus subunicolor —RECKNAGEL et al. 2013 
DistributionMadagascar, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé, Nosy Komba

Type locality: “insula Nossi-Bé” (by implication)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: SMF 
Diagnosis 
CommentTotal length up to 25 cm. 
Etymology 
References
  • ANDREONE F., F. GLAW, R. A. NUSSBAUM, C. J. RAXWORTHY, M. VENCES, and J. E. RANDRIANIRINA 2003. The amphibians and reptiles of Nosy Be (NW Madagascar) and nearby islands: a case study of diversity and conservation of an insular fauna. Journal of Natural History 37 (17): 2119–2149
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622
  • Boettger, O. 1881. Diagnoses reptilium et batrachiorum novorum ab ill. Antonio Stumpff in insula Nossi-Bé Madagascariensi lectorum. Zool. Anz. 4 (87): 358-362 - 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)
  • Hyde Roberts, S. & C. Daly 2014. A rapid herpetofaunal assessment of Nosy Komba Island, northwestern Madagascar, with new locality records for seventeen species. Salamandra 50 (1): 18-26 - 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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