Microlophus bivittatus

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San Cristóbal lava lizard
San Cristobal Lava Lizard.jpg
Male
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Iguanidae
Genus: Microlophus
Species: M. bivittatus
Binomial name
Microlophus bivittatus
(Peters, 1871)
Microlophus bivittatus distribution.svg
Synonyms
  • Tropidurus (Craniopeltis) bivittata
  • Tropidurus lemniscatus Cope, 1889
  • Tropidurus abingdonensis Baur, 1890
  • Tropidurus bivittatus van Denburgh & Slevin, 1913

The San Cristóbal lava lizard (Microlophus bivittatus) is a species of lava lizard endemic to San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos Islands.[2] The species is commonly attributed to the genus Microlophus but has been attributed to the genus Tropidurus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Márquez, C. & Cisneros-Heredia, D.F. (2016). "Microlophus bivittatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T48444538A48444597. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T48444538A48444597.en. Retrieved 9 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Benavides,E; Baum, R.; Snell, H. M.; Snell, H. L.; and Sites, Jr., J. W. (2009) "Island Biogeography of Galápagos Lava Lizards (Tropiduridae: Microlophus): Species Diversity and Colonization of the Archipelago." (.pdf) Evolution, 63 (6): 1606–1626.
  3. ^ Microlophus bivittatus, Reptile Database