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Emerald Lizard - Costa Rica
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The Emerald Lizard - Costa Rica, AKA the plumed basilisk, or Basiliscus Plumifrons, also called a Green Basilisk, Double Crested Basilisk, or Jesus Christ lizard, is a species of corytophanid native to Latin America.
Plumed basilisks are bright green with small bluish spots along the dorsal ridge. These lizards may grow up to 3 ft (1 m) in length (most of which is tail), with an average length of about 2 ft (0.6 m).
Males have three crests: one on the head, one on their back, and one on the tail. The females, however, only have one crest, on the head.
This Male was photographed in the wild Tortuguero, Costa Rica.
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Image photo(s) captured in the wild caused no harm or disturbance to their natural habitats.
All species observed enjoy living free in the wild.
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September 22nd, 2013
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