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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Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Female brown basilisks lay about 2—18 eggs, five to basiliscjs times a year.
Like most reptiles, the brown basilisk is active during the day.
The vittagus is native to MexicoCentral America and adjacent northwestern Colombia  and has been introduced into the U. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.
Basiliscus vittatus Brown Basilisk Facebook. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, pp.
ADW: Basiliscus vittatus: INFORMATION
A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. The lips and venter are light. The fifth and last photo shows a subadult basilisk snacking on a Brown Anoleanother non-native Floridian lizard. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras.
References Bonetti, Mathilde Female brown basilisks lay between 3 and 12 eggs between May and August. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.
Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Can you confirm these amateur observations of Basiliscus vittatus?
The females have a folded “hood” outlining the back of the bailiscus and a lower vertebral crest than the males Bartlett Herpetologoische waarnemingen in Belize, deel 2: It occurs in dense vegetation along the margin of practically any body of water.
Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.
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Nesting behavior of introduced Brown Basilisks Basiliscus vittatus in southern Florida. Range number of offspring 3 to 12 Range gestation period 55 to 65 days Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 3 to 12 months Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 3 to 12 months Females choose a safe nest site for their eggs.
Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico At night it can be found sleeping in vine-covered thickets or in the open on low bushes Campbell Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Adult males have a large flaplike crest that is supported by flexible cartilage and projects from the back of the head to the neck.
Mainly an insect eating species, brown basilisks have also been observed feeding on fallen fruits. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Phylogenetic relationships of corytophanid lizards Iguania, Squamata, Reptilia based on partitioned and total vihtatus analyses of sperm morphology, gross morphology, and DNA data. Views Read Edit View history.
In other words, Central and South America. New departmental records for lizards in Nicaragua. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.
Basilisks can both hop and run swiftly. The fact that they move quickly across the water, aided by their web-like feet, gives them the appearance of ” walking on water “. University of Chicago Press, pp.