Green Basilisk: here’s the scoop
Loss of primary forest habitat resulting from the impacts of expanding human populations.
This semiaquatic, semiarboreal species lives on stream courses with considerable stands of trees still intact in tropical rainforests
Omnivorous. Feeding on plant material, insects, fruits and small vertebrates
Did you know?
Green basilisks spend much of their time up in the trees and are never far from water. When threatened, they can drop from a tree into the water and sprint upright, essentially walking on water. Due to this natural behavior, they’ve been nicknamed the Jesus Christ lizard.
Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Widespread and abundant