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Common Basilisk, Jesus lizard, Jesus Christ Lizard,

Basiliscus basiliscus


Out on a lizard hunt at night with my flashlight, I spotted this basilisk lizard lounging on a palm frond near the wading pool at a Jungle Lodge. It's a young one, without the adult's fringed hairdo, approximately 14" long.


These lizards hang around streams and rivers in Central America and I have seen them racing across a little lagoon next to a Pacific beach a few hundred yards from the location where I took this photo.


It didn't stick around long enough for another photo, but slipped down the stem and disappeared into the shrubbery.

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Irene Brady
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Irene Brady

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 12, 2010
Submitted on Mar 12, 2016

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