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Zonosaurus maramaintso RASELIMANANA, NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY, 2006

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Zonosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymZonosaurus maramaintso RASELIMANANA, NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY 2006 

Type locality: Antsalova region, Antsalova Fivondronana, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 221904 (University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology) 
CommentSimilar to Z. boettgeri.

Habitat: trees in semi-deciduous, tropical forest.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the Malagasy word “maramaintso”, designating a color pattern of darker spots or patches on a green background. 
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Raselimanana, A.P., R.A. Nussbaum and C.J. Raxworthy 2006. Observations and re-description of Zonosaurus boettgeri Steindachner 1891 and description of a second new species of long-tailed Zonosaurus from western Madagascar. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 739: 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
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