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Microlophus albemarlensis (male)
The males of this species grow bigger and heavier than females. This specimen was about 8cm long, excluding the tail. Base colour is brown/grey and orange, with black and white spots. The side of the neck has an orange patch and the throat has a black patch, which females lack. Scales are keeled and spiny, forming a spiny crest down the back and tail.
Found on lava rocks at Darwin Research Station. This species is endemic to the Galápagos Islands. Some authors consider the Santa Cruz population to be a different species - Microlophus indefatigabilis.
Lava lizards belong to the Iguanidae family, being related to Iguanas.