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

Type locality: at Lac Vert, Ankarana National Park, 12° 52’ S, 49° 06’ E, 100 m elevation, Ambilobe Fivondronana, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 217422 
EtymologyNamed after the Malagasy name for the karst rock formation where this species occurs. 
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Jeremy Sabel, Katie Green, Jeffrey Dawson, Carlie Gardner, Janine Robinson, Georgina Starkie, Miguel Vences, and Frank Glaw. 2007. The First Comprehensive Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles at Montagne des Francais, Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 2 (2): 87-99 - 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
  • Rogner, M. 2008. Dingel-Schildechsen - die Gattung Zonosaurus. Reptilia (Münster) 13 (69): 26-31 - get paper here
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