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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Views Read Edit View history. The specific namegalerituswhich is Latin, means “wearing a hood”, referring to the head crest. Retrieved from ” https: Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: On the back galeritsu has a small crest similar to that of young individuals of the common basilisk.

Species Basiliscus galeritus Western Basilisk.

Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. The western basilisk is common and not threatened. Class Sarcopterygii lobe-finned fishes and terrestrial vertebrates. Western Basilisk Basiliscus galeritus. Please see our brief essay.

Western basilisk

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. This species is not native to the galerittus, and thus, is endangering native species that reside on the island, such as the endemic blue anole Anolis gorgonae. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Western basilisk The head of a western basilisk.

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Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates. This page was last edited on 31 Marchat Class Reptilia turtles, snakes, lizards, and relatives. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The western basilisk has been introduced to Gorgona Island, Colombia.

The western basiliskor red-headed basilisk Basiliscus galeritusis a large species of lizard in the family Corytophanidae. Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order?

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