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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Females choose a safe nest site for their eggs. Along the edge of the Red Road canal, a large population of brown basilisks thrives. The brown basilisk is a forest reptile found in Latin America. Its outstanding camouflage allows it to remain motionless and very hard to detect. Costa Rica — ein herpetologisches Paradies!. The large crest is a mark of an adult male. Brown basilisks have the amazing ability to run on water.
Brown basilisk Scientific classification Kingdom: The male has a larger crest than the female. Views Read Basilizcus View history. Reptarium The Reptile Database. Adult males have a large flaplike crest that is supported by flexible cartilage and projects from the back of the head to the neck.
X Close Image credit. Accessed December 31, at https: Like most reptiles, the brown basilisk is active during the day. 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 Vittatue lizard Campbell Phylogenetic gittatus of corytophanid lizards Iguania, Squamata, Reptilia based on partitioned and total evidence analyses of sperm morphology, gross vittattus, and DNA data.
The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: The head is large and males have a more elongate snout than the females.
The lips and venter are light. Basiliscus vittatus in een terrarium. Bartlett, ; Campbell, Key Behaviors arboreal terricolous diurnal sedentary solitary Food Habits Striped basilisks feed mostly on insects but are reported to sometimes feed on fallen berries Campbell Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, pp.
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Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. University of Texas Press, Austin, pp. At night it baeiliscus be found sleeping in vine-covered thickets or in the open on low bushes Campbell A review of the basiliacus of Costa Rica. Check List 11 3: They also have a crest that extends from above their shoulders to about the level of the hind legs Campbell Some reptiles and amphibians from Yucatan and Campeche, Mexico.
Just recently it has been introduced to Florida. The species is native to MexicoCentral America and adjacent northwestern Colombia  and has been introduced into the U. The brown basilisk Basiliscus vittatusalso commonly referred to as the striped basilisk or in some areas as the common basiliskis a species of basilisk lizard in the family Corytophanidae.
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Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Mesoamerican Herpetology 4 4: A fine lizard in the grand scheme of things, but it really loses its luster when compared to its sympatric green cousin. Basiliscus vittatus Brown Basilisk diet.
Help us share the wonders of basiliscis natural world. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Mount Cooper striped lerista Lerista vittata. This lizard is quite arboreal, and can be seen in bushes and the lower branches of trees or thickets, but also spends time on the ground Campbell