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Green Basilisk Lizard

Basiliscus basiliscus

Description:

Three basilisk lizard species, the common basilisk, emerald basilisk and brown basilisk live in Costa Rica, and are present in most major ecosystems and climate zones. They are also known as Jesus Christ lizards for their ability to run on the surface of water. Basilisks are not poisonous and are characterized by large and long bodies, compressed tails, and, in males, a fleshy crest.

Habitat:

Along the edge of a backwater. Luckily saw one run across quite a large area of open water.

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Mel11
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San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Sep 22, 2021
Submitted on Sep 22, 2021

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