They can run upright approximately 5 feet per second across the surface of the water and are sometimes called the Jesus Christ Lizard.
The green basilisk lizard spends much of its time in trees that are near water. If they feel threatened while on a branch hanging over the water, they simply let themselves drop into the water and take off running. They can run upright approximately 5 feet per second across the surface of the water and are sometimes called the Jesus Christ Lizard.
They lay eggs several times a year and have approximately 20 eggs per clutch. The eggs hatch between 70 – 150 days. All hatchlings are born with the ability to run (on land and water), climb, and swim.
The green basilisk is a very bright green. The males have a large crest which is used to attract females. The female is smaller than the male and does not have a large crest.
Small insects, snails, frogs, fish, and lizards; plant material and occasionally fruit
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