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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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The western basiliskor red-headed basilisk Basiliscus galeritusis a large species of lizard in the family Corytophanidae. The species is endemic to northwestern South America. The specific namegalerituswhich is Latin, means “wearing a hood”, referring to the head crest.

Western Basilisk (Basiliscus galeritus) ·

The western basilisk is common and not threatened. The throat is white to yellow. On the back it has a small crest similar to that of young individuals of the common basilisk.


It may have a narrow white stripe or a row of white dots on each side. It has no back flap.

The western basilisk has been introduced to Gorgona Island, Colombia. 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)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Western basilisk The head of a western basilisk.

Western Basilisk Basiliscus galeritus. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo.

Western basilisk

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