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Microlophus indefatigabilis (BAUR, 1890)

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Higher TaxaTropiduridae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Galapagos Lava Lizard 
SynonymTropidurus indefatigabilis BAUR 1890
Microlophus indefatigabilis — BENAVIDES et al. 2009 
DistributionEcuador (Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz, Santa Fe

Type locality: Indefatigable Island, Galapagos.  
TypesSyntypes: USNM 14897-14940; 14916 and 14938 were exchanged with MCZ in 1926 (Cochran 1961). 
CommentSynonymy: BOULENGER 1891 synonymized Tropidurus indefatigabilis BAUR 1890 with Leiocephalus Grayii BELL 1843. Cochran 1961 and FROST 1992 followed that view, but Benavides et al. 2009 revalidated indefatigabilis. 
  • Baur, G. 1890. Das Variieren der Eidechsen-Gattung Tropidurus auf den Galapagos Inseln und Bemerkungen über den Ursprung der Inselgruppe. Biol. Centralblatt. 10: 475-483. - get paper here
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Cochran, Doris M. 1961. Type specimens of reptiles and amphibians in the United States National Museum. [type catalogue] Bull. US Natl. Mus. (220): xvi + 291 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Lewbart, G.A., Valle, C.A. & Munoz-Perez, J.P. 2017. Microlophus indefatigabilis (Lava Lizard) Diet. Herpetological Review 48 (4): 851-852 - get paper here
  • Macedonia, Joseph M.; David L. Clark, Morgan R. Fonley, Isabella Centurione, John W. Rowe & Carlos A. Valle 2019. Analysis of Bobbing Displays in Four Species of Galápagos Lava Lizards Using Conventional and Novel Quantitative Methods. Herpetologica 75 (4): 290-300 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
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