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Galapagos Lava Lizard

Galapagos Lava Lizard is a species of spotted lizards found exclusively in the Galapagos Islands. Interestingly, these reptiles are often found roaming around human habitats, consuming human foods, as also scraps from the disposed wastes.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Tropiduridae
    Genus Microlophus
    Species M. albemarlensis
    Scientific Name Microlophus albemarlensis


    Other Names Albemarle lava lizard
    Length/Size 63 to 91 mm
    Body Coloration Granule-like black and whitish gray dots all over the body
    Range/Distribution Gal√°pagos Islands
    Habitat Rocky regions
    Diet/Food Insects, spiders, and other arthropods; maggots, ants, and beetles are most common
    Clutch Size 1 to 6 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 13th 2019 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.

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