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Encyclopedia > Corytophanes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Family: Corytophanidae
Genus: Corytophanes

Corytophanes is a genus of lizards.


  • Corytophanes cristatus - Helmeted Basilisk
  • Corytophanes hernandezi - Hernandez's Helmeted Basilisk
  • Corytophanes percarinatus - Guatemala Helmeted Basilisk

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Herpbreeder.dk (219 words)
Krijnen, H. Het houden en kweken van helmleguanen (Corytophanes cristatus).
McCoy, C.J. Reproductive cycles and viviparity in Guatemalan Corytophanes percarinatus (Reptilia: Iguanidae).
Oostveen, H. Corytophanes cristatus in de natuur en in het terrarium.
The Dallas World Aquarium (805 words)
Venomous Neotropical rattlesnakes live in the "Serpent's Den", a recreation of an unrestored post-classic Maya temple.
Helmeted basilisks (Corytophanes cristatus) use their cryptic color pattern as a defense, usually remaining motionless on a vertical limb.
When threatened, they increase their apparent size by stiffening their legs to raise their body, depressing the head in order to raise the crest and by expanding the throat fan.
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