IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

This plated lizard is endemic to Madagascar where it is restricted to a couple of small areas on the mainland in the north and northwest, extending to a few offshore islands in the northwest (Glaw and Vences 2007). The eastern and western subpopulations may have been connected at one time, but all the intervening low-altitude forest between them has been cleared. This species has been recorded up to 600 m in elevation, and has an estimated extent of occurrence, based on the combined area of known sites, of 2,463 km.


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