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Plumed Basilisk

Conservation status
Secure
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Family: Corytophanidae
Genus: Basiliscus
Species: B. plumifrons
Binomial name
Basiliscus plumifrons
(Cope, 1876)

The plumed basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) is a species of lizard native to Latin America. Its natural range covers a swath from Mexico to Ecuador. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2240x1488, 551 KB) Image information Plumed Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) Source: Marcel Burkhard alias cele4 - http://www. ... The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive either in the present day or the future. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... Digimon, the only known animals. ... Template:Tax more Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Subclasses Anapsida Diapsida Synonyms Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 Reptiles are tetrapods and amniotes, animals whose embryos are surrounded by an amniotic membrane, and members of the class Sauropsida. ... Suborders Lacertilia- Lizards Serpentes - Snakes Amphisbaenia - Worm lizards This article is about the Squamata order of reptiles. ... Subgroups Lepidosauromorpha Archosauromorpha Sauria is a clade of reptiles that includes all living diapsids, as well as their common ancestor and all its extinct descendants. ... Classification Family Corytophanidae Genus Basiliscus Genus Corytophanes Genus Laemanctus Categories: Lizards | Corytophanids ... Species Basiliscus basiliscus Basiliscus galeritus Basiliscus plumifrons Basiliscus vittatus Basiliscus is a genus of lizards that includes the basilisks. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... Edward Drinker Cope Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840–April 12, 1897) was an American paleontologist and comparative anatomist, as well as a noted herpetologist and ichthyologist. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... For other uses, see Lizard (disambiguation). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Plumed basilisks are omnivorous and will eat insects, small mammals (such as rodents), smaller species of lizards, fruits and flowers. Their predators include raptors, opossums and snakes. Woodblock print of a basilisk from Ulisse Aldrovandi, Monstrorum historia, 1642 Cityseal of Zwolle from 1295 with Saint-Michael killing a basilisk In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk (from the Greek βασιλίσκος basiliskos, a little king, in Latin Regulus) is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and... Pigs are omnivores. ... Orders See taxonomy Insects (Class Insecta) are a major group of arthropods and the most diverse group of animals on the Earth, with over a million described species — more than all other animal groups combined [1]. Insects may be found in nearly all environments on the planet, although only a... Subclasses Allotheria* Order Multituberculata (extinct) Order Volaticotheria (extinct) Order Palaeoryctoides (extinct) Order Triconodonta (extinct) Prototheria Order Monotremata Theria Infraclass Marsupialia Infraclass Eutheria The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals characterized by the production of milk in females for the nourishment of young, from mammary glands present on most species... Suborders Sciuromorpha Castorimorpha Myomorpha Anomaluromorpha Hystricomorpha Rodentia is an order of mammals also known as rodents. ... For other uses, see Lizard (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... A Phalaenopsis flower A flower, (<Old French flo(u)r<Latin florem<flos), also known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). ... This snapping turtle is trying to make a meal of a Canada goose, but the goose is too wary. ... Orders Accipitriformes     Cathartidae     Pandionidae     Accipitridae     Sagittariidae Falconiformes     Falconidae A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts its food, especially one that preys on mammals or other birds. ... Genera Several; see text Opossum fur is quite soft, and was once commonly used in the bathtub as a sponge[]. Didelphimorphia is the order of common opossums of the Western Hemisphere. ... blue: sea snakes, black: land snakes Superfamilies and Families Henophidia Aniliidae Anomochilidae Boidae Bolyeriidae Cylindrophiidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Uropeltidae Xenopeltidae Typhlopoidea Anomalepididae Leptotyphlopidae Typhlopidae Xenophidia Acrochordidae Atractaspididae Colubridae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Viperidae For other uses, see Snake (disambiguation). ...


The females of this species will lay 5 to 15 eggs at a time in warm, damp sand or soil. They take between eight and ten weeks to hatch, at which point the young emerge as fully independent lizards. In most birds and reptiles, an egg (Latin ovum) is the zygote, resulting from fertilization of the ovum. ... Patterns in the sand Sand is a granular material made up of fine rock particles. ... For the American hard rock band, see Soil (band). ...



This lizard is able to run short distances across water using both its feet and tail for support, an ability shared with the Malaysian Sail-finned Lizard (Hydrosaurus amboinensis). In Costa Rica, this has earned the plumed basilisk the nickname "Jesus Christ lizard". However, it is also an excellent swimmer and can stay under water for up to 30 minutes. Binomial name Hydrosaurus amboinensis (Schlosser, 1768) The Malaysian Sail-finned Lizard (Hydrosaurus amboinensis). ...


Further reading

  • Hsieh, S. Tonia (2003). "Three-dimensional hind limb kinematics of water running in the plumed basilisk lizard (Basiliscus plumifrons)". The Journal of Experimental Biology 206, 4363-4377.
  • Huggins, Barbara (Feb, 2001). Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons). The Cold Blooded News.

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Basiliscus plumifrons
  • Plumed Basilisk gallery, with photos of it running on water

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