Brown Basilisk

  • Scientific name: Basiliscus vittatus
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Corytophanidae
  • Genus: Basiliscus
  • Species: B. vittatus

Fun Facts


  • Basilisks diet mostly consist of insects but they've been known to eat frogs and fish as well.
  • They are great swimmers and live near main water sources.
  • They have this awesome adaptation on their oversized back feet that allows them to run on water for short distances to escape predators. See the video here.
Brown Basilisk