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Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) <!--바다이구아나-->
Subject: Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)
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Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)

Galapagos sea lion - Zalophus californianus wollebacki and a marine iguana - Amblyrhynchus cristatus.

The Galapagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is a species of iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador) that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile.

Image ID: mvey0642, Small World Collection
Location: Espanola Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Photographer: Rosalind Cohen, NODC, NOAA

Photo Source:
The NOAA Photo Library -
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA) -
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Scientific Name: Amblyrhynchus cristatus Bell, 1825
Common Names: Fernandina Marine Iguana, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galápagos Marine Iguana, Marine Iguana, Sea Iguana; [French] Amblyrhynche à crête, Iguane marin; [Spanish] Iguana Marina
Amblyrhynchus cristatus STEINDACHNER 1876
Amblyrhincus ater DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837
Amblyrhincus cristatus DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837
Amblyrhincus Demarlii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1837
Hypsilophus cristatus FITZINGER 1843
Hypsilophus ater FITZINGER 1843
Iguana Cristatus GRAY 1831
Iguana Ater GRAY 1831
Oreocephalus cristatus GRAY 1845

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