Stranger Fruit

Quick. What’s pink and has stripes?


Ed reports on a putative new species of iguana that has been found on the Galapagos archipelago. Darwin saw two species (one marine and one land). We now have two additional land species, the Barrington land iguana Conolophus pallidus and this new one which is found only Volcan Wolf, the northernmost volcano of Isabela Island.

Paper is in press with PNAS (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0806339106).