Scientific Name: Basiliscus plumifrons

Found In: Central America/Lowland and wet forests

Size: Adults average 20-21 inches in length

Diet: Omnivore. Diet consists of arthropods, small lizards, snakes, birds, mammals, fishes, freshwater shrimps, frogs, flowers, and fruits.

Threat Level: Least Concern. Habitat loss is the major threat to this species.

Facts: This species is semi-aquatic and semi-arboreal meaning it can live in water and trees.

Plumed basilisk at the Virginia Zoo