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Plumed basilisk (male)

Basiliscus plumifrons


Plumed basilisks are bright green with small bluish spots along the dorsal ridge. These lizards may grow up to 3 ft (1 m) in length (most of which is tail), with an average length of about 2 ft (0.6 m). Males have three crests: one on the head, one on their back, and one on the tail. The females, however, only have one crest, on the head.

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Plumed Basilisk - male
Basiliscus plumifrons Plumed basilisk

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syzygy 2 years ago

Thanks to this guy we can imagine beautifully painted, colorful dinosaurs!

Thanks for sharing great photo!

How long these live? (average lifespan in natural habitat)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Y es is really cool

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Thank you Jill. Im glad you like it

JillBlack 8 years ago

Great spotting love the crests looks prehistoric

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Thank you both :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 8 years ago

Geat photography!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 8 years ago


Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

So do I. Is the best shot i have taken of a basilisk

CalebSteindel 8 years ago

i love these guys!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Thank you very much for all your help Joshua

Ismael Chaves
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Ismael Chaves

Tigre, Heredia Province, Costa Rica

Spotted on May 30, 2015
Submitted on May 30, 2015

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