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Ornate plated lizards (Zonosaurus ornatus) female (l) and male (r) Isalo.jpg
Ornate plated lizards (Z. ornatus), female and male Isalo National Park
Tsingy plated lizard (Zonosaurus tsingy) Ankarana.jpg
Tsingy plated lizard
(Z. tsingy), Ankarana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gerrhosauridae
Subfamily: Zonosaurinae
Genus: Zonosaurus
Boulenger, 1887[1]
Z. ornatus mating ritual

Zonosaurus is a genus of lizards in the family Gerrhosauridae.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

Species in the genus Zonosaurus are found in Madagascar and Seychelles.[2]


The following 17 species are considered to be valid.[2]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Zonosaurus.


  1. ^ a b "Zonosaurus ". Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de/systematik/Reptilien/Squamata/Scincomorpha/Gerrhosauridae.
  2. ^ a b Genus Zonosaurus at The Reptile Database www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1887). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume III. ... Gerrhosauridæ, ... xii + 575 pp. + Plates I-XL. (Zonosaurus, new genus, p. 127).
  • Raselimanana AP, Raxworthy CJ, Nussbaum RA (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.