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Brown Basilisk

A species of basilisk lizard with characteristic stripes from head to tail, the Brown Basilisk is a lizard that have flaps of skin on each toe (webbed feet), which has given the ability to move very fast over water.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Corytophanidae
    Genus Basiliscus
    Species B. vittatus
    Scientific Name Basiliscus vittatus

    Other Names Striped basilisk
    Length 12 to 17 inches
    Coloration Grayish brown with yellow stripes running down from the snout to the tail
    Distribution Mexico, Central America and adjacent northwestern Colombia
    Habitat From brushy fields to jungle, often near water
    Diet Insectivorous; aquatic insects and their larvae
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on February 22nd 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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