Microlophus koepckeorum

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Microlophus koepckeorum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Tropiduridae
Genus: Microlophus
M. koepckeorum
Binomial name
Microlophus koepckeorum
(Mertens, 1956)
  • Tropidurus occipitalis koepckeorum
    Mertens, 1956
  • Tropidurus koepckeorum
    Dixon & Wright, 1975
  • Plesiomicrolophus koepckeorum
    Frost, 1992
  • Microlophus koepckeorum
    — Frost et al., 2001

Microlophus koepckeorum, commonly known as Frost's iguana, is a species of lava lizard in the family Tropiduridae. The species is endemic to Peru.[1]


The specific name, koepckeorum (genitive plural), is in honor of German-born Peruvian ornithologists Hans-Wilhelm Koepcke and Maria Koepcke, husband and wife.[2]


M. koepckeorum is oviparous.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Microlophus koepckeorum. The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ 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 koepckeorum, p. 144).

Further reading[edit]

  • Dixon JR, Wright JW (1975). "A Review of the Lizards of the Iguanid Genus Tropidurus in Peru". Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (271): 1-39. (Tropidurus koepckeorum, new status, pp. 28-30, Figure 13, bottom). (in English, with abstracts in English and Spanish).
  • Frost D, Rodrigues MT, Grant T, Titus TA (2001). "Phylogenetics of the Lizard Genus Tropidurus (Squamata: Tropiduridae: Tropidurinae): Direct Optimization, Descriptive Efficiency, and Sensitivity Analysis of Congruence Between Molecular Data and Morphology". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21 (3): 352-371. (Microlophus koepckeorum, new combination).
  • Mertens R (1956). "Studien über die Herpetofauna Perus I. Zur Kenntniss der Iguaniden-Gattung Tropidurus in Peru ". Senckenbergiana Biologica 37: 101-136. (Tropidurus occipitalis koepckeorum, new subspecies, p. 117). (in German).