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.
|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 staff under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.
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