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Galápagos Pink Land Iguana
Conolophusmarthae
Information
Common Name Pink Iguana and Galápagos Rosy Iguana
Range northern Isabela Island of the Galápagos.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Iguanidae
Genus Conolophus
Species Conolophus marthae
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Galápagos pink land iguana (Conolophus marthae), is a new species of galápagos iguana of the Iguanidae family. It is native only to northern Isabela Island of the Galápagos. The iguana has a pink body with some stripes, prompting some to call it a Pink iguana and Galápagos rosy iguana. The species was first discovered in 1986 and was identified as a separate species, distinct from the Galápagos land iguana, early in 2009. This species is the only evidence of ancient diversification along the Galápagos land iguana lineage and documents one of the oldest events of divergence ever recorded in the Galápagos. Yellow-striped Chevrotain

GalleryEdit

  • Scientist holding an iguana

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