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Basiliscus vittatus is native to Latin America. It is found from Central Mexico southward to northern Colombia. Just recently it has been introduced to Florida. Range Description: This species occurs at low and moderate elevations from Jalisco on the Pacific versant, and from northern Taumalipas on the Atlantic versant. Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus). This is a juvenile. Basilisks can run really fast on their hind legs, and with their spread-out back feet they can even run across.

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Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Some reptiles and amphibians from Yucatan and Campeche, Mexico.

Basilisks can run really fast on their hind legs, and with their spread-out back feet they can even run across water, a habit that has earned them the nickname “Jesus Christ lizards”.

There is also a white stripe, which extends from the basi,iscus to the rear legs. The brown basilisk is a forest reptile found in Latin America.

Die Amphibien und Reptilien von El Salvador. Check List 11 5: Males may slightly exceed 2 feet in total length, whereas females are considerably smaller Bartlett Bartlett, ; Campbell, Key Reproductive Features iteroparous seasonal breeding sexual fertilization cittatus oviparous Breeding interval Striped basilisks breed once yearly.

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The tails and limbs are long and slender, the toes have a distinctive series of scales that form a fringe on each side, and the tail is laterally compressed Campbell Reptiles of Central America, 2nd Edition.

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It had been many years since I saw one of these dramatic lizards in their natural habitat. Herpetological Review 47 3: X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Because of this lizards ability to run across water in short distances, in certain circles it has been christened the “lagartija de Jesu Cristo,” Jesus Christ lizard Campbell A fine lizard in the grand scheme of things, but it really loses its luster when compared to its sympatric green cousin.

Other Comments Because of this lizards ability to run across water in short distances, in certain circles it has been christened the “lagartija de Jesu Cristo,” Jesus Christ lizard Campbell An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes.

University of Texas Press, Austin, pp. Campbell, Primary Diet carnivore insectivore Animal Foods insects terrestrial non-insect arthropods Plant Foods fruit Predation The brown basilisk relies mainly on alertness and speed to avoid predators, but may lash its tail vigorously if caught. This is an unmistakable, gangly, brown lizard. Like most reptiles, the brown basilisk is active during the day.

References Bonetti, Mathilde Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, pp. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum Natural History.

Help us share the wonders of the natural world. The vittqtus hatch during the early part of the rainy season from June to September in about 55 to 65 days. Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Brown basilisk Scientific classification Kingdom: Anfibios y Reptiles; pp.

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Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Bartlett, ; Campbell, It has a three-part dorsal crest on the head, along the back, and along the tail. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Basiliscus vittatus? Striped basilisks feed mostly on insects but are reported to sometimes feed on fallen berries Campbell An updated checklist of the amphibians and basilisxus of Nicaragua. Team WILD, vittatsu elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help!

A review of the lizards of Costa Rica.

This is a juvenile. Retrieved from ” https: The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 2: Basiliscus vittatus Wiegmann Reptarium The Reptile Database. New departmental records for lizards in Nicaragua. Females choose a safe nest site for their eggs. Phylogenetic relationships of corytophanid lizards Iguania, Squamata, Reptilia based on partitioned and bwsiliscus evidence analyses vittatu sperm morphology, gross morphology, and DNA data.

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