Brown basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus)

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Brown basilisk male

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  • The brown basilisk is a forest reptile found in Latin America.
  • Brown basilisks have the amazing ability to run on water.
  • Female brown basilisks lay between 3 and 12 eggs between May and August.
  • Mainly an insect eating species, brown basilisks have also been observed feeding on fallen fruits.
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Brown basilisk fact file

Brown basilisk description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyCorytophanidae
GenusBasiliscus (1)

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Brown basilisk status

This species has yet to be classified by the IUCN.

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Authentication

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
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References

  1. ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (March, 2010)
    http://www.itis.gov
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Brown basilisk male  
Brown basilisk male

© Dominique Schreckling

Dominique Schreckling
dominique.schreckling@bluewin.ch
http://www.pbase.com/tcom

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