Common basilisk facts for kids
|Male near Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica|
The Common Basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus) is a type of lizard. It can be found in Central and South American rainforests near rivers and streams. The basilisk is part of the corytophanid family. It is also known as the "Jesus Christ Lizard" because it can run on the surface of water.
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