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Microlophus indefatigabilis (BAUR, 1890)

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

Type locality: Indefatigable Island, Galapagos.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: USNM 14897-14940; 14916 and 14938 were exchanged with MCZ in 1926 (Cochran 1961). 
Diagnosis 
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. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
 
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