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Microlophus theresiae

Microlophus theresiae (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis: Sarcopterygii
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera
Subordo: Iguania
Infraordo: Pleurodonta

Familia: Tropiduridae
Genus: Microlophus
Species: Microlophus theresiae

Microlophus theresiae (Steindachner, 1901)

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Microlophus theresiae. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 13 February 2020.
Perez, J., Quiroz Rodriguez, A. & Abadie, K. 2015. IUCN: Microlophus theresiae (Least Concern). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T48444306A48444315. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T48444306A48444315.en

Vernacular names
English: Theresia's Pacific Iguana

Microlophus theresiae, commonly called Theresia's Pacific iguana, is a species of lizard in the family Tropiduridae.


The specific name, theresiae, is in honor of Princess Theresa of Bavaria,[3] who collected the type specimens.[2]
Geographic range

M. theresiae is endemic to Peru.[2]

The preferred natural habitats of M. theresiae are desert and shrubland, at altitudes from sea level to 200 m (660 ft).[1]

M. theresiae preys upon aquatic Hemiptera.[2]

M. theresiae is oviparous.[2]

Perez, J.; Quiroz Rodriguez, A.; Abadie, K. (2015). "Microlophus theresiae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T48444306A48444315. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T48444306A48444315.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
Species Microlophus theresiae at The Reptile Database

Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Microlophus theresiae, p. 264).

Further reading

Schlüter U (2000). "Wüstenkielschwanzleguane aus Peru ". Draco 1 (4): 44–49. (in German).
Steindachner F (1901). "Herpetologische und ichthyologische Ergebnisse einer Reise nach Südamerika mit einer Einleitung von Therese Prinzessin von Baiern ". Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 38: 194–196. (Tropidurus theresiae, new species, p. 195). (in German).
Torres-Carvajal O (2004). "The Abdominal Skeleton of Tropidurid Lizards (Squamta: Tropiduridae)". Herpetologica 60 (1): 75–83. (Microlophus theresiae, new combination).

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