Reptiles of
Espanola  [Ecuador: Galapagos Islands]

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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (Compilation date: 14th April, 2023).

General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable or controversial.
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Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Iguanidae (Greater Iguanas)
Genus Amblyrhynchus (Marine Iguana)
Amblyrhynchus cristatus

Marine Iguana

Denburgh & Slevin 1913 Miralles, Macleod, Rodriguez, Ibanez, Jimenez-Uzcategui, Quezada, Vences & Steinfartz 2017 Swash & Still 2005
 Family Phyllodactylidae (Leaf-toed Geckos)
Genus Phyllodactylus (American Leaf-toed Geckos)
Phyllodactylus gorii

Espanola Leaf-toed Gecko

Almendariz 1992 [as baurii] Arteaga, Bustamante, Vieira, Tapia, Carrion & Guayasamin 2019 Denburgh 1912 [as baurii] Swash & Still 2005 [as baurii] Torres-Carvajal, Rodriguez-Guerra & Chaves 2016 Wermuth 1965 [as baurii]
 Family Tropiduridae (Rough-tailed Iguanas)
Genus Microlophus (Pacific Keel-tailed Iguanas)
Microlophus delanonis

Espanola Lava Lizard

Almendariz 1992 Benavides, Baum, Snell, Snell & Sites 2009 Denburgh & Slevin 1913 Swash & Still 2005 Zug 2013

Snakes (Serpentes)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Colubridae (Typical Snakes or Colubrids)
Genus Pseudalsophis (South American Bush Racers)
Pseudalsophis hoodensis

Espanola Racer

Almendariz 1992 [as Philodryas "biseralis"] Denburgh 1912 Mertens 1960 Swash & Still 2005 Thomas 1997 Zaher, Yanez-Munoz, Rodrigues, Graboski, Machado, Altamirano-Benavides, Bonatto & Grazziotin 2018 Zug 2013

Turtles (Testudines)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

 Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Genus Dermochelys (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Green & Ortiz-Crespo in Bjorndal (ed.) 1982
 Family Testudinidae (Tortoises)
Genus Chelonoidis (South American Tortoises)
Chelonoidis hoodensis

Espanola Giant Tortoise

Fritz & Havas 2006 Iverson 1992 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2021 Swash & Still 2005 Wermuth & Mertens 1977 Zug 2013