Plumed (Green) Basilisk, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Plumed (Green) Basilisk, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica - REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica (August 2012)

This image was taken on a boat trip from Turtle Beach Lodge.

Also known as Green Basilisk. They are nicknamed "Jesus Christ lizards" for their ability to run on water when escaping from predators. For more information on this species of lizard see:
Plumed basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) / ARKive
Plumed Basilisk / Wikipedia

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