Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards

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Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards

Post by ratsnakehaven » November 16th, 2014, 3:46 pm

Ok, let's see if I can post pics here.

Marine iguana with a lava lizard on it's head...
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Re: Galapagos 2014

Post by ratsnakehaven » November 16th, 2014, 3:55 pm

Hey, it works...haha.

Juvenile lava lizard on Isla Isabel...
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Galapagos lava lizard, Microlophus albemarlensis, a male, on North Seymour. Most of the larger islands had this species of lava lizard...
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Post by ratsnakehaven » November 16th, 2014, 3:59 pm

An adult female Galapagos lava lizard on North Seymour...
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The purpose of this strand is to show some lava lizards with variation bt males, females, and young, not to mention bt islands... :)

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Post by ratsnakehaven » November 16th, 2014, 4:29 pm

Male San Cristobal lava lizard, Microlophus bivittatus. This is the only other lava lizard species I saw while in the Galapagos in October, 2014...
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Taking a dump...haha...
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Post by ratsnakehaven » November 16th, 2014, 4:34 pm

Galapagos lava lizard, female, on Isla Santiago...
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Post by ratsnakehaven » November 16th, 2014, 4:37 pm

Juvenile San Cristobal lava lizard...
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Post by ratsnakehaven » November 16th, 2014, 4:39 pm

Female Galapogus lava lizard from Isla Santiago, possibly gravid...
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Re: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards

Post by Ribbit » November 17th, 2014, 9:54 am

It's nice to see a variety of these often overlooked Galápagos herps. Thanks for posting!

John

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Post by ratsnakehaven » November 17th, 2014, 11:34 am

Thanks for the response, John. I didn't know if folks would be interested, or not.

BTW, I lived in Monterey for seven months when stationed at the Language Institute... :)

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Post by Carl Brune » November 17th, 2014, 10:03 pm

I appreciate this too, Terry. I hope that we can get out to the Galapagos someday...

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Re: Galapagos 2014 - lava lizards

Post by Berkeley Boone » November 20th, 2014, 9:16 am

Ribbit wrote:It's nice to see a variety of these often overlooked Galápagos herps. Thanks for posting!

John
Carl Brune wrote:I appreciate this too, Terry. I hope that we can get out to the Galapagos someday...
Agreed. That was pretty neat to see all the variety. Thanks for taking the time to photograph and then share these lizards! I, too, would love to see the Galapagos some day as well.
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