Zonosaurus madagascariensis

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Zonosaurus madagascariensis


Taxonavigation: Scincoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Scincomorpha
Superfamilia: Scincoidea

Familia: Gerrhosauridae
Subfamilia: Zonosaurinae
Genus: Zonosaurus
Species: Zonosaurus madagascariensis


  • Zonosaurus madagascariensis (Gray, 1831)

Lectotype: BMNH 1946.8.89.91, adult indet. [designated by Brygoo (1985: 49)]

Type locality: “Madagascar”.

Paralectotype: BMNH 1946.8.19.51, juvenile indet, same data as lectotype. [designated by Brygoo (1985: 49)]


  • Cicigna madagascariensis Gray, 1831: 64 [original combination]
  • Gerrhosaurus madagascariensisBoettger, 1877: 35 [subsequent combination]
  • Zonosaurus madagascariensisBoulenger, 1887: 127 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

  • Gray, J.E. [1830] 1831. A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. in Griffith, E & Pidgeon, E.. The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all the species hither named, and of many before noticed. V Whittaker, Treacher and Co.: London. 481 + 110 pp. BHL
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History) Second edition. Volume 3. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. Printed by Order of the Trustees: London. XII + 575 pp., pls I–XL. BHL Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Madagascar Girdled Lizard