Galapagos Species Checklist


Terrestrial & Marine Vertebrates

Blue-footed boobies at Punta Pit, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

Blue-footed boobies at Punta Pit, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

Vertebrates (organisms with vertebrae or backbones) form the group with the lowest number of Galapagos species. In comparison with Invertebrates and Plants they are, however, still the best known species group of the islands.
At present, 110 species have been recorded as native, including several endemic ones. This checklist now includes most Galapagos vertebrates, but still some taxa remain to be added, in particular to the fish checklist.

The following groups can be distinguished: Actinopterygii and Chondrichthyes (Fish), Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals.


Editors: Gustavo Jiménez-Uzcátegui, Diego Ruiz, Howard L. Snell.

Other Contributors: Marco Altamirano, Kailyn Beaty, Franklin Betancourt, Margarita Brandt, Paola Buitrón, Rodrigo Bustamante, Adalgisa Caccone, Cristhian Castro, Linda Cayot, Brian Cooke, María de Lourdes Torres, Ned Deloach, Graham Edgar, José Miguel Fariña, Birgit Fessl, Deborah Freund, Tom Fritz, Gabriel Gentille, James Gibbs, Jack Grove, Donna Harris, Alex Hearn, Paul Humann, Sandra Landázuri, Robert Lavenberg, Alizon Llerena, Cruz Márquez, Edgar Masaquiza, Brian Milstead, Jerson Moreno, Elizabeth Pillaert, Tom Poulson, Peter Pritchard, Felix J. Reyes, Fernando Rivera, Sandie Salazar, Soledad Sarzosa, Franz Smith, Nathalia Tirado-Sanchez, Verónica Toral, Marco Toscano, Fritz Trillmich, F. Hernán Vargas, Mariana Vera, Jeiser Vernaza, Diego Villagómez, Luis Vinueza, Barbara West, David A. Wiedenfeld, Martin Wikelski, Javier Zabala, Patricia Zárate.

Checklists

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This list should be cited as follows:

Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Ruiz, D., Snell, H. L. (2011). CDF Checklist of Galapagos Terrestrial & Marine Vertebrates - FCD Lista de especies de Vertebrados terrestres y marinos de Galápagos. In: Bungartz, F., Herrera, H., Jaramillo, P., Tirado, N., Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Ruiz, D., Guézou, A. & Ziemmeck, F. (eds.). Charles Darwin Foundation Galapagos Species Checklist - Lista de Especies de Galápagos de la Fundación Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin Foundation / Fundación Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos: http://darwinfoundation.org/datazone/checklists/vertebrates/ Last updated 18 Mar 2011.