(Basliscus vittatus) Striped Basilisk, Lagartija de Cristo (Spanish), Swain (Miskito)
Above Left: This female specimen was found in Mocoron in June 2003                                Above Right: Streams such as this one in Gracias a Dios, Honduras provide ideal habitat for basilisk
Above Left:: This juvenile specimen was found asleep on a branch at night                       Above Right: Juveniles are easy to discerne as they are smaller and often bear an umbilical scar
Left: This female specimen was brought to the author by an inhabitant of Gracias a Dios, Honduras.  The collector believed that the lizard was dangerous and potentially venomous.  To ensure her safety she securely bound the lizard into its restraint as shown here.