Galapagos Species Checklist

Microlophus albemarlensis Baur, 1890

lagartija de lava Albemarle, Albemarle Lava Lizard

Microlophus albermarlensis (Galapagos Lava Lizard), Santiago Island, Galapagos. Photo: Frank Bungartz, CDF, 2006.
Microlophus albermarlensis (Galapagos Lava Lizard), Santiago Island, Galapagos. Photo: Frank Bungartz, CDF, 2006.










Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Tropidurus albemarlensis Baur, 1890


Near threatened


Distribution: Isabela, Fernandina Islands


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