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The Plumed Basilisk is a beautiful, tropical lizard that is found in Central and South America.

They live in rain forests and are excellent climbers, spending a lot of time in the trees.

The Plumed Basilisk has a long, plume-like crest on its head, which gives it its name. This crest can be raised or lowered as a signal to other Basilisks.

They are omnivorous animals, eating both plants and meat. They are preyed upon by many different animals, including snakes and birds of prey. Despite this, the Plumed Basilisk is not typically afraid of humans and will often allow people to approach them.

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Unknown
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IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Plumed Basilisk

Fact 1

The Plumed basilisk is the largest basilisk species.

Fact 2

Its amazing ability to run on water gives this species its most recognizable moniker: the Jesus Christ lizard.

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Their long tail that makes up about 75% of its entire body.

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