Two Basilisks

Everyone prefers the Emerald Basilisk, sometimes called Green Basilisk, but the Brown Basilisk is seen just about as much even with his better camouflage. 🙂 In these photos, the Emerald is an adult male with the head crest while the brown without a crest could be either a juvenile or a female. Both are found all over Costa Rica, especially near water. Note that both have a tail longer than the body. And both are sometimes called “Jesus Christ Lizards” because they walk on water (or run).

Emerald Basilisk, Chachagua Rainforest Hotel, Costa Rica.
Emerald Basilisk, Chachagua Rainforest Hotel, Costa Rica.
Brown Basilisk, Chachagua Rainforest Hotel, Costa Rica.
Brown Basilisk, Chachagua Rainforest Hotel, Costa Rica.

¡Pura Vida!

MY GALLERY: Emerald Basilisks in CR

MY GALLERY: Brown Basilisks in CR

TRIP GALLERY: May 2022, Chachagua Rainforest Hotel

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