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Zonosaurus brygooi LANG & BÖHME, 1990

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Zonosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Brygoo's Girdled Lizard 
SynonymZonosaurus brygooi LANG & BÖHME 1990
Zonosaurus brygooi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 304
Zonosaurus brygooi —RECKNAGEL et al. 2013 
DistributionN Madagascar

Type locality: Loucoubé, Nosy-Bé, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 46789 Paratype: ZMB 19018 
CommentTotal length up to 30 cm. 
EtymologyNamed after Édouard-Raoul Robert Brygoo (22 April 1920 - 8 February 2016), French herpetologigst who originally trained and worked as military physician, epidemiologist, bacteriologist, parasitologist, and historian. For details see obituary by Bour 2016. 
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  • Bour, Roger. 2016. Obituary: Édouard-Raoul Brygoo (1920-2016): Specialist on the reptiles of Madagascar. Herpetological Review 47 (2): 357-362 - get paper here
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  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Lang,M. & Böhme,W. 1990. A new species of the Zonosaurus rufipes-complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Gerrhosauridae) from Northern Madagascar. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique, Biol. 59: 163-168
  • 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.; 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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