Galapagos Species Database

The Galapagos Species Database shares the information about the species from our Natural History Collections.

Conolophus marthae Gentile & Snell, 2009

Iguana rosada, Pink Iguana

Photo: Gustavo Jiménez-Uzcátegui, CDF.
Photo: Gustavo Jiménez-Uzcátegui, CDF.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Reptilia

Order
Squamata

Family
Iguanidae

Genus
Conolophus

Species
marthae

Taxon category: Accepted

Bef. name: Conolophus subcristatus Gray, 1831

Taxon origin: Endemic

Status

Critically endangered

Distribution

Distribution: Restricted to Volcán Wolf, Isabela Island.

References

  • Gentile, G. Snell, H. (2009) Conolophus marthae sp. nov. (Squamata, Iguanidae), a new species of land iguana from the Galápagos archipelago. Zootaxa 2201: 1-10.
  • Gentile, G. Fabiani, A., Marquez, C., Snell, H.L., Snell, H.M., Tapia, W. & Sbordoni, V. (2009) An overlooked pink species of land iguana in the Galápagos. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106, 507–511.
  • IUCN (2015) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 November 2015.
  • Hong, P.Y. Wheeler, E., Cann, I.KO., Mackie, R.I. (2011) Phylogenetic analysis of the fecal microbial community in herbivorous land and marine iguanas of the Galápagos Islands using 16S rRNA-based pyrosequencing The ISME Journal 5:1461-1470.
  • Arteaga, A. Bustamante, L., Vierira, J., Tapia, W., Guayasamin, J.M. (2019) Reptiles of the Galapagos Life on the Enchanted Islands Tropical Herping