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Microlophus albemarlensis (BAUR, 1890)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGalapagos Lava Lizard 
SynonymTropidurus albemarlensis BAUR 1890
Tropidurus grayii magnus HELLER 1903
Microlophus jacobi — BENAVIDES et al. 2009 
DistributionGalapagos: Isabela, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Baltra, Rabida, Seymour, Daphne Major, Plaza Sur (Ecuador)

Type locality: Tagus Cove, Albemarle Island (= Isla Isabela), Galapagos.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: USNM 15003-13
Holotype: CAS-SUR 3974 [magnus]  
CommentSynonymy: BOULENGER 1891 synonymized Tropidurus indefatigabilis BAUR 1890 with Leiocephalus Grayii BELL 1843. FROST 1992 followed that view, but Benavides et al. 2009 revalidated indefatigabilis. 
References
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  • Benavides, Edgar; Rebecca Baum, Heidi M. Snell, Howard L. Snell, and Jack W. Sites, Jr. 2009. Island Biogeography of Galápagos Lava Lizards (Tropiduridae: Microlophus): Species Diversity and Colonization of the Archipelago Evolution 63 (6): 1606-1626, doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00617.x
  • Frost, Darrel R. 1992. Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomy of the Tropidurus group of lizards (Iguania: Tropidurudae). American Museum Novitates (3033): 1-68 - get paper here
  • Higgins, P.J. & Rand, C. 1975. Galapagos reptiles: serum protein immunoelectrophoresis. [Dromicus slevini?]. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 50B: 637-638
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  • JORDAN, M.A.; H. L. SNELL; H. M. SNELL<br />and W. C. JORDAN 2005. Phenotypic divergence despite high levels of gene flow in Galápagos lava lizards (Microlophus albemarlensis). Molecular Ecology 14: 859–867
  • Lopez,T.J.; Hauselman,E.D.; Maxson,L.R. & Wright,J.W. 1992. Preliminary analysis of phylogenetic relationships among Galapagos Island lizards of the genus Tropidurus. Amphibia-Reptilia 13: 327-339 - get paper here
  • Sulloway, F.J. 2009. Tantalizing Tortoises and the Darwin-Galápagos Legend. Journal of the History of Biology (2009) 42:3–31
  • Swash, A. & Still, R. 2000. Birds, Mammals and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands. Pica Press, 168 pp.
  • Urbansky, D. 2014. Eine Kreuzfahrt zu den Galapagos-Inseln, Teil 1: die westlichen Inseln Isabela und Fernandina. Iguana 27 (1): 23-31
  • Van Denburgh, J., and J. R. Slevin 1913. Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences to the Galapagos Islands, 1905-1906. IX. The Galapagoan lizards of the genus Tropidurus with notes on iguanas of the genera Conolophus and Amblyrhynchus. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (ser. 4) 2: 132-202. - get paper here
  • Werning, H. 2010. Auf den Spuren von Darwin durch Südamerika. Teil 4: Galápagos - Der Darwin Archipel. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (81): 52-62 - get paper here
 
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