Sam Powell

What lizard runs on water

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on 27.08.2018 at 18:13

A green basilisk lizard photographed at Buffalo Zoo in New YorkPhotograph by a plumed or double-crested basilisk; but its amazing ability to run on water. Basiliscus is a genus of large corytophanid lizards, commonly known as basilisks , which are endemic to southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. The genus contains four species, which are commonly known as the Jesus Christ lizard, or simply the Jesus lizard, due to their ability to run across water. The common basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus) is a species of lizard in the family Corytophanidae. While the common basilisk is most known for its ability to run on water, it is also an excellent climber and swimmer, and has been known to stay.

Watch the extraordinary moment when Sir David Attenborough and BBC filmmakers recorded a lizard running over the water's surface. If you're a basilisk lizard, though, then running on water might indeed be on your to-do list. The green basilisk lizard, known scientifically as. Basilisk, (genus Basiliscus), any of four species of forest lizards of tropical Basilisk lizards (Basiliscus) are actually able to run across water for.

The common basilisk lizard is known as the Jesus Christ lizard for its astounding ability to literally run on water. Found mostly in Central.