This is a lizard that is commonly found in the streams and rivers of central and south america. It is known there as the lagarto de Jesus Cristo for it's ability to walk on water. Most are brown and cream and brown in color, where the other species of basilisk are lime green with intricate patterns of white and dark green. The common basilisk has only a white, cream, or yellow stripe on the upper lip, and more stripes along either side of the body.
It has a large mouth with full of saw-like teeth that can consume insects, flowers, snakes, birds, eggs, and fish.
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