The Galapagos pink iguana was first described by park rangers in 1986 however was not spotted again until 2009 when it was formally described as being a separate species from the other land iguanas found in Galapagos. Their defining characteristic is their colour: a pink body with dark vertical stripes. Galapagos pink iguanas are only found on a single volcano on Isabela. It is estimated that there are less than 200 Galapagos pink iguanas left making them a critically endangered species. More research is being carried out to assess the population and highlight potential threats.
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