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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Western basilisk

To cite this page: Species Basiliscus galeritus Western Basilisk. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Band 1: The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.

On the back it has a small crest similar to that of young individuals of the basiliscud basilisk. Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

The western basilisk is common and not threatened. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates.


This page was last edited on 31 Marchat It has no back flap. The Animal Diversity Web online. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order? The western basiliskor red-headed basilisk Basiliscus galeritusis a large baisliscus of lizard in the family Corytophanidae.

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The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: Class Reptilia turtles, snakes, lizards, and relatives. The specific namegalerituswhich is Latin, means “wearing a hood”, referring to the head crest.

This lizard article is a stub. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It may have a narrow white stripe or a row of white dots on each side. Views Read Edit View history. Western Basilisk Basiliscus galeritus. Please see our brief essay. Basipiscus bilaterally symmetrical animals.


This species is not native to the island, and thus, is endangering native species that reside on the island, such as the endemic gwleritus anole Anolis gorgonae. Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

The western basilisk has been introduced to Gorgona Island, Colombia. The species is endemic to northwestern South America. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo.