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Basiliscus plumifrons COPE, 1875

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Higher TaxaCorytophanidae, Iguania, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Green Basiisk
G: Stirnlappenbasilisk 
SynonymBasiliscus plumifrons COPE 1876: 125
Basiliscus plumifrons — BOULENGER 1885: 108
Basiliscus plumifrons — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 84
Basiliscus plumifrons — LANG 1989
Basiliscus plumifrons — BONETTI 2002: 117 
DistributionHonduras, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Type locality: Sipurio, Costa Rica. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntype: UIMNH 40735 
CommentOne of the few parthenogenetic iguanian lizards (KUHN & SCHMIDT 2003). 
References
  • Abraham, G. 1982. Das Portrait: Basiliscus plumifrons - Stirnlappenbasilisk. Sauria 4 (2): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Bonetti, Mathilde 2002. 100 Sauri. Mondadori (Milano), 192 pp.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1875. On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica with notes on the herpetology and ichthyology of Nicaragua and Peru. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia N.S. (2) 8: 93-183 [sometimes thought to be published 1876 but see Murphy et al. 2007 for clarification]] - get paper here
  • Henderson, C.L. 2010. Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles of Costa Rica - A field guide. University of Texas Press, Austin, 198 pp.
  • Kober, I. 1998. Stirnlappenbasilisken im Terrarium. Elaphe 6 (3): 9-14
  • Kober, I. 2004. Der Stirnlappenbasilisk, Basiliscus plumifrons. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Kober, Ingo 2012. Basiliscus plumifrons, der Stirnlappenbasilisk: Erfahrungen aus 20 Jahren Haltung und Vermehrung im Terrarium. Teil 2: Pflege und Nachzucht. Terraria Elaphe 2012 (3): 62-67 - get paper here
  • Kober, Ingo 2012. Basiliscus plumifrons, der Stirnlappenbasilisk: Erfahrungen aus 20 Jahren Haltung und Vermehrung im Terrarium. Teil 1: Einrichtung und Technik. Terraria Elaphe 2012 (2): 36-45 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Kuhn, M. & Schmidt, D. 2003. Parthenogenese beim Dunklen Tigerpython (Python molurus bivittatus). Reptilia (Münster) 8 (44): 78-82 - get paper here
  • Lang,M. 1989. Phylogenetic and Biogeographic Patterns of Basiliscine Iguanians (Reptilia: Squamata: "Iguanidae"). Bonner Zool. Monograph. 28: 1-172
  • Lattanzio, Matthew S. and Thomas C. LaDuke 2012. Habitat Use and Activity Budgets of Emerald Basilisks (Basiliscus plumifrons) in Northeast Costa Rica. Copeia 2012 (3): 465-471. - get paper here
  • Leptien, R. & Werning, H. 2009. Exoten-Tagebuch. [introduced reptiles in Florida]. Draco 10 (37): 44-54 - get paper here
  • Maturana, H. R. 1962. A study of the species of the genus Basiliscus. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 128: 1-34 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Rese, Rolf 1987. Basiliscus plumifrons COPE, 1876. Sauria 9 (3) Suppl.: 087–088 - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - get paper here
  • Taylor, E. H. 1956. A review of the lizards of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 38 (part 1): 3-322 - get paper here
  • Vieira, G. H. C., Colli, G. R. & Báo, S. N. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of corytophanid lizards (Iguania, Squamata, Reptilia) based on partitioned and total evidence analyses of sperm morphology, gross morphology, and DNA data. Zoologica Scripta 34 (6): 605-625.
  • Werning, H. 2010. Ein Stück Natur im Wohnzimmer. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (84): 16-23 - get paper here
  • Werning, H. 2015. Jurassic World im Wohnzimmer. Mini-Dinos für das Terrarium Reptilia (Münster) 20 (114): 26-37 - get paper here
  • Wirth, Michael 2012. Basilisken. Spektakuläre Vertreter der Leguane. Terraria Elaphe 2012 (2): 14-32 - get paper here
  • Wirth, Michael 2012. Ökologie der Basilisken und Freilandbeobachtungen in Costa Rica. Terraria Elaphe 2012 (2): 24-35 - get paper here
 
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