Reptile And Amphibiams - Vaiwaion

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Common basilisk. Tortuguero National Park. Costa Rica. The common basilisk (Basilliscus basilliscus) is also called Jesus Christ Lizard, because it has the unique ability to literally walk over water. When it feels threatened, deploys a dermal lobes on the soles of its hind legs that act as fins. Then the basilisk begins a frantic two-leg race above the surface of water, heading deep into on the river or lake, where it feels safe.

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