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Range Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Habitat Tropical rainforests. This species is semiaquatic and semiarboreal.
Conservation Status Least Concern
Scientific Name Basiliscus plumifrons
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, hence why they've been nicknamed the Jesus lizard.