Microlophus heterolepis (Wiegmann, 1834)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last (and only) record: pre-1835

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient


Distribution & Habitat



Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Martin, Thomas E., Bennett, Gareth C., Fairbairn, Andrew J. and Mooers, A. Ø. (2023). ‘Lost’ taxa and their conservation implications. Animal Conservation 26(1): 14-24. [Appendix S2 (1617 taxa not seen >10 years); Appendix S3 (562 taxa not seen >50 years)]

Ortiz, J.C., Vidal M, Escobar G and Torres-Pérez F. (2016). Identidad taxonómica de Microlophus heterolepis (Wiegmann, 1835) y Microlophus yanezi (Ortiz, 1980): dos buenas especies del desierto interior de Chile y Perú. Gayana 81(2): 100-110. 

Perez, J. and Quiroz Rodriguez, A. (2022). Microlophus heterolepis (amended version of 2017 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022: e.T48444219A217808790. Accessed on 08 March 2024.

Peters, J. A. and Donoso-Barros, R. (1970). Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata. Part II. Lizards and amphisbaenians. Bulletin of the Smithsonian Institute 297: 1-293.


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