Lizards

To make it easier to picture the various types of lizards in the wild, browse the images below.

 

Basiliscus plumifrons, also know as the green basilisk, plumed basilisk, or double-crested basilisk can be found in the tropical rainforests of Central America from Southern Mexico to Panama. You will find them mainly in trees of the tropical rainforests near rivers and streams where they can drop into the water when threatened. They have large hind feed with long toes, three of which are fringed, which allows them to run on the water for distances of up to fifteen feet and has given them the name of Jesus Christ lizard.

The Cuban brown anole (anolis sagrei) is an invasive species in Florida.. One with a red head is a variation not commonly found.

The ground skink (scincella lateralis) is found most often in open woodland with a lot of leaf litter. They range from northern Mexico through the lower elevations of the eastern half of the United States.It only rarely climbs trees and usually moves like a snake wiggling their bodies through the leaf litter on the forest floor.​

Cuban Brown Anole

An invasive species in Florida, this Cuban brown anole (anolis sagrei) was found in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park. The red head on this specimen is a variation not commonly found.

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Ground Skink

This gound skink climbed up on a stump in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Southeastern Five-Lined Skink

This southeastern five-lined skink was on a post along a boardwalk on a pond in Florida's Withlacoochee State Forest.

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Jesus Christ Lizard

This male Jesus Christ lizard was on the bank of a river in the Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge in Coata Rica. Basiliscus plumifrons, also know as the green basilisk, plumed basilisk, or double-crested basilisk can be found in the tropical rainforests of Central America from Southern Mexico to Panama.

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Green Iguana

This green iguana was sitting on a wall in the little town of Muelle, Costa Rica along with a number of others in 2008.

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Green Anole

This green anole was resting on a leaft in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park on a late September day in 2016 in Hillsborough County.

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