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Zonosaurus trilineatus ANGEL, 1939

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Higher TaxaGerrhosauridae (Zonosaurinae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Three-lined Girdled Lizard 
SynonymZonosaurus trilineatus ANGEL 1939
Zonosaurus trilineatus — ANGEL 1942: 101
Zonosaurus trilineatus — BRYGOO 1985: 20
Zonosaurus trilineatus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 302
Zonosaurus trilineatus —RECKNAGEL et al. 2013 
DistributionS Madagascar  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1939.0031-0034 
CommentTotal length up to 40 cm. 
  • Angel, F. 1939. Un Gerrhosauridé nouveau de Madagascar. Bull. Soc. zool. France 64: 350-351
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • 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
  • Nopper, J., Lauströer, B., Rödel, M.-O. and Ganzhorn, J. U. 2016. A structurally enriched agricultural landscape maintains high reptile diversity in sub-arid south-western Madagascar. J Appl Ecol., doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12752 - 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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