Galapagos Species Checklist

Microlophus bivittatus Peters, 1871

Lagartija de lava de San Cristobal, San Cristobal Lava Lizard

Microlophus bivittatus Peters, 1871, San Cristóbal Island. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2002.
Microlophus bivittatus Peters, 1871, San Cristóbal Island. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2002.










Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Tropidurus bivittatus Peters, 1871


Near threatened


Distribution: San Cristobal Island


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