Basiliscus galeritus, Western Basilisk. Assessment by: Ibáñez, R., Jaramillo, C., Arredondo, J.C. & Cisneros-Heredia, D.F.. View on Citation: . The western basilisk, or red-headed basilisk (Basiliscus galeritus), is a large species of corytophanid lizard from northwestern South America. (Source. SpeciesBasiliscus galeritusWestern Basilisk. ADW Pocket Guides on the iOS App Store! The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW Pocket.

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Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This species is not native to the island, and thus, is endangering native species that reside on the island, such as the endemic blue anole Anolis gorgonae.

Jesus lizard (Basiliscus galeritus)

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This page was last edited on 31 Marchat This lizard article is a stub. The western basilisk is common and not threatened.

Basiliscus galeritus – Wikispecies

The specific namegalerituswhich is Latin, means “wearing a hood”, referring to the head crest. Basilisus cite this page: The Animal Diversity Web online. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Retrieved from ” https: The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: Confused by a class within a galertus or an order within an order? Basiliscus galeritus Western Basilisk Facebook. Western basilisk The head of a western basilisk.

Species Basiliscus galeritus Western Basilisk.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Class Sarcopterygii lobe-finned fishes and terrestrial vertebrates. The western basiliskor red-headed basilisk Basiliscus galeritusis a large species of lizard in the family Corytophanidae. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

On the back it has a small crest similar to that of young individuals of the common basilisk. It has no back flap.


Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Classification Kingdom Animalia bxsiliscus Animalia: Class Reptilia turtles, snakes, lizards, and relatives.

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The throat is white to yellow. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Band 1: Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life. The western basilisk has been introduced to Gorgona Island, Colombia. Views Read Edit View history. It may have a narrow white stripe or a row of white dots on each side. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

University of Chicago Press. Please see our brief essay. Western Basilisk Basiliscus galeritus.