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Basiliscus basiliscus (Common Basilisk) is a species of Squamata in the family helmet lizards. It is associated with freshwater habitat. It is found in the Neotropics. Common Basilisk is an ambush predator. Individuals can grow to 554.01 g. Common Basilisk has sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous and dioecious. Common Basilisk relies on running to move around.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/ambush
  • Definition: organisms that capture or trap prey by stealth or by strategy (typically not conscious strategy), rather than by speed or by strength.
  • Comment: synonym: sit-and-wait predator
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common Basilisk. View this species on GBIF