Jesus lizards are found in parts of the continent of South America. It gets its name from its ability to run on the water surface.
|Scientific Name||Basiliscus basiliscus|
|Other Names||Common Basilisk, South American Jesus lizard, Jesus Christ lizard, Lagarto de Jesus Cristo|
|Length||Up to 2.5 feet|
|Coloration||Dull brown base with bright chocolate vertical and uneven lines|
|Distribution||Central and South American rainforests|
|Habitat||Near rivers and streams|
|Diet||Omnivore; insects, flowers, small vertebrates including snakes, birds, eggs, and fish|
|Breeding Season||Around March|
|Clutch Size||10–20 eggs per clutch|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Least Concern|
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Published on September 5th 2017 by staff under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.
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