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This species is endemic to southeast Madagascar. It occurs in the central south-east at around 1,050 m above sea level (Raselimanana and Rakotomalala 2003, Glaw and Vences 2007). There are also records from the far southeast at Manongotry at 800 m (J.-B. Ramanamanjato pers. comm. January 2011) and Tsitongambarika (C. Randrianantoandro and A. Andriamazava pers. comms. January 2011). Most other records are from sites below 800 m asl. (C. Raxworthy pers. comm. May 2011). Based on the combined area of known sites, the lizard's extent of occurrence is taken to be 1,971 km²; however, it is unknown whether it occurs continuously between these areas, whether it occurs as subpopulations elsewhere in eastern Madagascar, or indeed whether it is restricted to a smaller area within the known locations.