Species: mahalana KRAUSE, EVANS & GAO, 2003
Etymology: Malagsay, mahalana ‘scarce’: in reference ot the rarity of lizards in this assemblage.
Holotype: UA 8715
Locality: MAD93-33, Berivotra field study area, Mahanjanga Province, Madagascar.
Horizon: Anembalemba Member, Maevarano Formation.
Age: Maastrichtian Stage, Senonian Subepoch, Upper Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.
Material: Nearly complete left lower jaw including articular, prearticular,
surangular, and dentary preserving at least 19 tooth positions, partial left
clavicle, left ilium, left and right ischia, ribs, possible sacral and trunk
vertebrae, an anterior caudal vertebra and at least 4 posterior caudal vertebrae,
scattered manual and pedal elements and numerous (more than 400) osteoderms.