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Zonosaurus anelanelany RASELIMANANA, RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 2000

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Zonosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymZonosaurus anelanelany RASELIMANANA, RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 2000
Zonosaurus anelanelany —RECKNAGEL et al. 2013 
DistributionS Madagascar

Type locality: at Sainte-Luce strand forest, 24°49’ S, 47° 09’ E, 20 m elevation, Tolagnaro Fivondronana, Toliara Province, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 192205 
CommentTotal length up to 18 cm. 
EtymologyNamed after the Malagasy name for “intermediate”, because the species is intermediate between the dwarf and larger species of Zonosaurus. 
  • 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
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