Galapagos Species Checklist

Microlophus delanonis Baur, 1890

Lagartija de lava de Española, Española Lava Lizard

Microlophus delanonis Baur, 1890, Española Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2002.
Microlophus delanonis Baur, 1890, Española Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2002.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Reptilia

Order
Squamata

Family
Tropiduridae

Genus
Microlophus

Species
delanonis

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Tropidurus delanonis Baur, 1890

Status

Near threatened

Distribution

Distribution: Española Island, Gardner and Osborn Islets.

References

  • Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G. Milstead, B., Márquez, C., Zabala, J., Buitrón, P., Llerena, A., et al. (2007) Galapagos vertebrates: endangered status and conservation actions. Galapagos Report 2006–2007. Charles Darwin Foundation, Puerto Ayora, p. 104–110.
  • Carrillo, E. Aldás, S., Altamirano, M.A., Ayala-Varela, F., Cisneros-Heredia, D.F., Endara, A., Márquez, C., Morales, M., Nogales-Sornosa, F., Salvador, P., Torres, M.L., Valencia, J., Villamarín-Jurado, F., Yánez-Muñoz, M.H. & Zárate, P. (2005) Lista Roja de los Reptiles del Ecuador. Fundación Novum Milenium, UICN-Sur, UICN-Comité Ecuatoriano, Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Serie Proyecto PEEPE. Quito, 46 pp.
  • Wright, J.W. (1984) The origen and evolution of the lizards of the Galapagos Islands. Terra (March-April): 21-27.
  • Van Denburgh, J. Slevin, J.R. (1913) The Galapagoan lizards of the genus Tropidurus, with notes on the iguanas of the genera Conolophus and Amblyrhynchus. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 2(1): 133-202, pls. 8-11.
  • Aquino-Shuster, A.L. Duszynski, D.W. & Snell, H.L. (1990) Three new Coccidia (Apicomplexa) from the Hood Island Lizard, Tropidurus delanonis, from the Galapagos Archipelago. Journal Parasitol., 76(3): 313-318.
  • Couch, L. Stone, P.A., Duszynski, D.W. Snell, H.L. & Snell, H.M. (1996) A survey of the coccidian parasites of reptiles from islands of the Galapagos Archipelago: 1990-1994. Journal of Parasitology 82(3): 432-437.
  • Benavides, E. Baum, R., Snell, H.M., Snell, H.L. & Sites, J.W. Jr. (2009) Island biogeography of Galapagos Lava Lizards (Tropiduridae: Microlophus): Species diversity and colonization of the Archipelago. Evolution 63-6: 1606–1626.
  • Benavides, E. Baum, R., MCClellan, D. & Sites, J.W .Jr. (2007) Molecular phylogenetics of the Lizard genus Microlophus (Squamata: Tropidurinae): Aligning and retrieving indel signal from nuclear introns. Syst. Biol. 56(5):776–797. ISSN: 1063-5157 print / 1076-836X online DOI: 10.1080/10635150701618527
  • Bisconti, M. Landini, W., Bianucci, G., Cantalamessa, G., Carnevale, G. Ragaini, L. & Valleri, G. (2001) Biogeographic relationships of the Galapagos terrestrial biota: parsimony analyses of endemicity based on reptiles, land birds and Scalesia land plants. J. Biogeogr. 28: 495-510.

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