Basiliscus basiliscus at Artis zoo in Amsterdam. One of the common names of the basilisks is Jesus Christ lizards because they are actually capable of walking on water while running on their hind legs.

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PetWerewolf June 22, 2007, 02:21 AM
Kingdom: Animalia (animals)
Phylum: Chordata (chordates)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (vertebrates)
Class: Reptilia (reptiles)
Order: Squamata (amphisbaenians, lizards, and snakes)
Suborder: Sauria (lizards)
Family: Corytophanidae (casquehead lizards)
Genus: Basiliscus (basilisks)
Species: Basiliscus basiliscus (common basilisk)
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