Microlophus albemarlensis (lava lizards), along with six other related species, are found on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands. These different species are believed to have descended from a common South American ancestor. Lava lizards can be found on all major islands of the Galapagos but some species only occupy certain islands. Microlophus albemarlensis can be found on all central and western islands of the Galapagos.
Biogeographic Regions: neotropical (Native )
Other Geographic Terms: island endemic
- Jackson, M. H. 1985. Galapapagos: A Natural History Guide. The University of Calgary Press.