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Galápagos Lava Lizard

Microlophus albemarlensis (female)


About 6cm long, excluding the tail. Overall light brown/grey colouration, with orange/yellow on head and 1st half of the body; more sparsely spotted than other specimens, but with black spots being larger and more conspicuous. Small spiny crest running down the back.


Found on lava rocks along the Wall of tears trail.


Lava lizards belong to the Iguanidae family, being related to Iguanas.

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Felix Fleck
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Felix Fleck

Parroquia Puerto Villamil, Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Apr 20, 2015
Submitted on Jun 18, 2017

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