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Bibliography of the genus
Basiliscus (Typical Basilisks)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Corytophanidae)

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Basiliscus in general

Anonymous. 1993. [Basiliscus]. (In Russian). Akvariumist (Akvariumy i Terrariumy) 6: 57.

Barden, A. 1944. Food of the basilisk lizard in Panama. Copeia 1943 [1944]: 118-121.

Burgess, T.; Burgess, J. 1988. The keeping of basilisks in captivity. Thames and Chiltern Herpetological Group Newsletter 84: 6-7.

Echelle, A.A.; Echelle, A.F. 1972. Observations of fish-eating and maintenance behavior in two species of Basiliscus. Copeia 1972(2): 387-389.

Echelle, A.A.; Echelle, A.F. 1972. Observations of fish-eating and maintenance behavior of Basiliscus. Copeia 1972(2): 387-389.

Köhler, G. 1992. Bibliographie der Gattung Basiliscus. Iguana Rundschreiben 1992(1): 29-33.

Köhler, G. 1993. Basilisken. Freilandbeobachtungen, Pflege und Zucht. Verlag Gunther Köhler, Hanau. 110 pp.

Köhler, G. 1999. Basilisken, Helmleguane, Kronenbasilisken. 2nd revised and expanded ed. Herpeton, Offenbach. 95 pp.

Laerm, J. 1973. Aquatic bipedalism in the basilisk lizard: the analysis of an adaptive strategy. American Midland Naturalist 89(2): 314-333.

Laerm, J. 1974. A functional analysis of morphological variation and differential niche utilization in basilisk lizards. Ecology 55(2): 404-411.

Maturana, H.R. 1962. A study of the species of the genus Basiliscus. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 128: 1-34.

Noel, V. 2008. Les corytophanides - Basilics et lezards casques. Basiliscus 1: 51-58.

Paterno, P. 1995. Basilisks: captive care & breeding Basiliscus. Reptile & Amphibian Magazine 1995(November-December): 22-24, 26-28.

Petzold, H.G. 1972. Basilisken. Aquarien Terrarien Monatschrift für Ornithologie und Vivarienkunde 19(8): 258.

Reid, D. 1986. Walking on water. Practical Fishkeeping 1986: 30-31.

Rogner, M. 2005. Basilisken: Gattungen und Lebensräume sowie Pflege und Zucht. Aquarium (Bornheim) 427: 62-69.

Snyder, R.C. 1947. The bipedal locomotion of the basilisk lizard. Anatomical Record 99(4): 60-70.

Villa, J.D. 1971. Gallegos, basiliscos y pasarrios. Medicina y Cultura 1970(8): 5-8.

Watkins-Colwell, G.J. 1993. Unusual food choice in captive sailfin water dragon (Hydrosaurus amboinensis). Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 28(10): 212.

Wermuth, H. 1960. Basilisken. Aquarien Terrarien 7(11): 344-345.

Wirth, M. 2012. Basilisken. Spektakuläre Vertreter der Leguane. Terraria-Elaphe 2012(34): 14-23.

Wirth, M. 2012. Ökologie der Basilisken und Freilandbeobachtungen in Costa Rica. Terraria-Elaphe 2012(34): 24-30, 32-35.

Zwahlen, R. 1981. Der Helmbasilisk - ein Drache im Kleinformat. Aquaria (St. Gallen) 28(2): 33-34.

Basiliscus basiliscus

Alemán, B.M.; Sunyer, J. 2015. Miscellaneous notes: Notes on an introduced population of Basiliscus basiliscus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(4): 574-575.

Aristoff, J.M.; Stocker, R.; Reis, P.M.; Jung, S. 2011. On the water lapping of felines and the water running of lizards. A unifying physical perspective. Communicative & Integrative Biology 4(2): 213-215.

Barrio-Amoros, C.L.; Orellana, A. 2001. Geographic distribution: Basiliscus basiliscus. Herpetological Review 32(1): 56-57.

Barrio-Amoros, C.L.; Rivas-Fuenmayor, G.A. 2003. Geographic distribution: Basiliscus basiliscus. Herpetological Review 34(2): 165.

Böhme, W. 1975. Indizien für natürliche Parthenogenese beim Helmbasilisken, Basiliscus basiliscus (Linnaeus 1758) (Sauria: Iguanidae). Salamandra 11(2): 77-83.

Claessen, H. 1979. Mechanisms and applied aspects of the development of lizards' (Basiliscus basiliscus) eggs. Journal Chamaeleon Research Center 2: 57-69.

Classen, L. 1964. De helmbasilisk. Basiliscus basiliscus. Lacerta 22: 67-68.

Crawford, E.C.; Palomeque, J.; Barber, B.J. 1977. A physiological basis for head-body temperature differences in a panting lizard. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology (A) 56(2): 161-163.

Devender, R.W. van 1976. Comparative demography of Basiliscus basiliscus. (Abstract). Herpetological Review 7(2): 99.

Devender, R.W. van 1976. The comparative demography of two local populations of the tropical lizard, Basiliscus basiliscus. Dissertation Abstracts International (B) 36(10): 4838-4839.

Devender, R.W. van 1978. Growth ecology of a tropical lizard, Basiliscus basiliscus. Ecology (Washington, D.C.) 59(5): 1031-1038.

Devender, R.W. van 1982. Comparative demography of the lizard Basiliscus basiliscus. Herpetologica 38(1): 189-208.

Devender, R.W. van 1982. Growth and ecology of spiny-tailed and Green Iguanas in Costa Rica, with comments on the evolution of herbivory and large body size. pp. 162-183. In: Burghardt, G.M. & Rand, A.S. (eds.). Iguanas of the world: their behaviour, ecology and conservation. Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, New Jersey. 472 pp.

Devender, R.W. van 1983. Basiliscus basiliscus (chisbala, garrobo, basilisk, Jesus Christ lizard). pp. 379-380. In: Janzen, D.H. (ed.). Costa Rican natural history. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 816 pp.

Elizondo, L.; Morales, M.; Romaña, S. 2015. Natural history notes: Basiliscus basiliscus (Common Basilisk). Predation. Herpetological Review 46(4): 624.

Elizondo, L.; Morales, M.; Romaña, S. 2016. Natural history notes: Basiliscus basiliscus (Common Basilisk). Predation. Herpetological Review 47(1): 133.

Fleet, R.R.; Fitch, H.S. 1974. Food habits of Basiliscus basiliscus in Costa Rica. Journal of Herpetology 8(3): 260-262.

Glander, K.E. 1979. Feeding associations between howling monkeys and basilisk lizards. Biotropica 11(3): 235-236.

Glasheen, J.W.; McMahon, T.A. 1996. A hydrodynamic model of locomotion in the basilisk lizard. Nature (London) 380(6572): 340-342.

Glasheen, J.W.; McMahon, T.A. 1996. Size-dependence of water-running ability in basilisk lizards (Basiliscus basiliscus). Journal of Experimental Biology 199(12): 2611-2618.

Glasheen, J.W.; McMahon, T.A. 1997. Running on water. The secret of the basilisk lizard's strategy lies in its stroke. Scientific American 277(3): 68-69.

Glidewell, J. 1972. Life history: Basiliscus basiliscus. Herpetological Review 4(3): 84.

Hirschfeld, K. 1967. Zucht von Helmbasilisken (Basiliscus basiliscus) im Vivarium Kehl. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 20: 84-85.

Hufenus, M. 1956. Und es schlüpfte ein Basilisk. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 9(6): 162-164.

Köhler, G. 1993. Basiliscus basiliscus (Linnaeus). Sauria (Berlin) 15(1-4): 283-288.

Lancini, A.R. 1980. Lagartos de Venezuela. El basilisco (Basiliscus basiliscus barbouri). Natura (Caracas) 69: 18-19.

Lieberman, A. 1980. Nesting of the basilisk lizard (Basiliscus basiliscus). Journal of Herpetology 14(1): 103-105.

Luttenberger, F. 1981. Haltung und Zucht von Helmbasilisken Basiliscus b. basiliscus (Linnaeus 1768) und einige ökologische Daten ihrer Lebensräume aus Panama. Zeitschrift des Kölner Zoo 24(4): 115-125.

Marca, E. la; Garcia Milano, J.J. 1994. Geographic distribution: Basiliscus basiliscus barbouri (NCN). Venezuela: Estado Merida. Herpetological Review 25(4): 164.

Marca, E. la; Garcia, J.E. 1987. New herpetological records from the Sierra de Perija, Venezuela. Herpetological Review 18(3): 57.

Marca, E. la; Milano, J.J.G. 1995. Geographic distribution: Basiliscus basiliscus barbouri (Basilisk). Venezuela: Estado Mérida. Herpetological Review 26(2): 108.

Martens, I.G.W. 1977. [Experiences in keeping and breeding Basiliscus basiliscus basiliscus in a domestic terrarium]. (In Dutch). Lacerta 36(2): 19-31.

Millard, S. 1963. Crotalus atrox and Basiliscus basiliscus (art feature). Bulletin of the Philadelphia Herpetological Society 11: 25.

Minton, S.A.; Smith, H.M. 1960. A new subspecies of Coniophanes fissidens and notes on Central American amphibians and reptiles. Herpetologica 16: 103-111.

Ortleb, E.P. 1965. Hatching of basilisk eggs. Herpetologica 20: 277-279.

Perron, S. 1974. Erfolgreiche Haltung und Nachzucht von Basiliscus basiliscus und Basiliscus plumifrons (Sauria, Iguanidae). Salamandra 10(2):61-65.

Rand, A.S.; Marx, H. 1967. Running speed of the lizard Basiliscus basiliscus on water. Copeia 1967: 230-233.

Sande, A.P. van den 1974. Quelques présentations: soa soa, agame aquatique indochinois, basilic à bondes. Zoo Anvers 39(4): 140-142.

Santi, G. 1990. The bipedalism in some present and extinct reptiles: the case of Basiliscus basiliscus (Linneo) and Tridactylichnium leonardii Conti et al. Atti Ticinensi di Scienze della Terra 33: 23-32.

Snyder, R.C. 1949. Bipedal locomotion of the lizard Basiliscus basiliscus. Copeia 1949(2): 120-137.

Solórzano, A.; Hidalgo, L.A. 2014. Nature notes: Basiliscus basiliscus. Predation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1(2): 285.

Timofeevski, S.; Paniagua, D.; Timofeevski, N.; Barrio-Amorós, C. 2017. Nature notes: Clelia clelia. Predation on Basiliscus basiliscus. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(1): 179-180.

Wever, E.G. 1971. The ear of Basiliscus basiliscus (Sauria: Iguanidae): its structure and function. Copeia 1971: 139-144.

Weyrauch, G. 1975. Seitenspezifische Atenhemmung als Anpassung im kryptischen Verhalten von Basiliscus basiliscus L. (Reptilia, Iguanidae). Verhandlungen der Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft 68: 149.

Basiliscus galeritus

Hernández-Cordoba, O.D.; Agudelo-Valderrama, O.L.; Ospina-Fajardo, J.P. 2012. Variación intraespecifica en el uso de percha nocturna de Basiliscus galeritus (Sauria: Corytophanidae) en Isla Palma, Pacífico colombiano. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (Sao Paulo) 52(33): 401-409.

Basiliscus plumifrons

Banks, C.B. 1983. Breeding and growth of the plumed basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) at the Royal Melbourne Zoo. British Herpetological Society Bulletin 8: 26-30.

Blake, E. 1988. Difficulties associated with breeding and rearing lizards at Edinburgh Zoo. Proceedings of Symposium of the Association of British Wild Animal Keepers 13: 8-12.

Bloxam, Q.; Tonge, S. 1980. Breeding and maintenance of the plumed basilisk, Basiliscus plumifrons at the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. Dodo 17: 88-96.

Cooper, W.E.; Castañeda-Gaytan, J.G.; García-de la Peña, C.; Wilson, B.S.; Caldwell, J.P.; Vitt, L.J. 2013. Foraging modes of some Jamaican, Costa Rican, and Mexican lizards. Herpetology Notes 6: 591-597.

Cover, J.F. 1986. Life history notes: Basiliscus plumifrons (Crested Green Basilisk Lizard). Food. Herpetological Review 17(1): 19.

Grant, P.B.C.; Lewis, T.R. 2010. Predation attempt by Oxybelis aeneus (Wagler) (Mexican vine-snake) on Basiliscus plumifrons (Cope). Acta Herpetologica 5(1): 19-22.

Hartdegen, R. 1997. Behavioral note: basilisk lizard consumes poison-dart frog. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 32(2): 28.

Hirth, H.F. 1963. Food of Basiliscus plumifrons on a tropical strand. Herpetologica 18: 276-277.

Hirth, H.F. 1965. Temperature preferences of five species of neotropical lizards. Herpetologica 20: 273-276.

Hsieh, S.T. 2003. Three-dimensional hindlimb kinematics of water running in the plumed basilisk lizard (Basiliscus plumifrons). Journal of Experimental Biology 206(23): 4363-4377.

Hsieh, S.T.; Lauder, G.V. 2004. Running on water: Three-dimensional force generation by basilisk lizards. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101(48): 16784-16788.

Kober, I. 1998. Stirnlappenbasilisken im Terrarium. Elaphe 6(3): 9-14.

Kober, I. 1999. Stirnlappenbasilisken im Terrarium. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 52(7): 46-49.

Kober, I. 1999. Zucht von Stirnlappenbasilisken (Basiliscus plumifrons) im Terrarium. Iguana Rundschreiben 12(2)(22): 22-31.

Kober, I. 2004. Der Stirnlappenbasilisk - Basiliscus plumifrons. Natur und Tier-Verlag, Münster. 64 pp.

Kober, I. 2012. Basiliscus plumifrons, der Stirnlappenbasilisk: Erfahrungen aus 20 Jahren Haltung und Vermehrung im Terrarium. 2. Pflege und Nachzucht. Terraria-Elaphe 2012(35): 62-67.

Kober, I. 2012. Basiliscus plumifrons, der Stirnlappenbasilisk: Erfahrungen aus 20 Jahren Haltung und Vermehrung im Terrarium. 1. Einrichtung und Technik. Terraria-Elaphe 2012(34): 36-45.

Lattanzio, M.S.; LaDuke, T.C. 2012. Habitat use and activity budgets of Emerald Basilisks (Basiliscus plumifrons) in Northeast Costa Rica. Copeia 2012(3): 465-471.

Lewis, T.R.; Grant, P.B.C. 2009. Communal behaviour by Basiliscus plumifrons in a Manicaria swamp forest, northeast Costa Rica. Boletin de la Asociacion Herpetologica Espanola 20: 36-38.

Mora, J.M.; Escobar-Anleu, B.I. 2017. Nature notes: River rocks as sleeping perches for Norops oxylophus and Basiliscus plumifrons in the Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(2): 418-422.

Pawley, R. 1972. Notes on the reproduction and behaviour of the green crested basilisk Basiliscus plumifrons at Brookfield Zoo, Chicago. International Zoo Yearbook 12: 141-144.

Perron, S. 1974. Erfolgreiche Haltung und Nachzucht von Basiliscus basiliscus und Basiliscus plumifrons (Sauria, Iguanidae). Salamandra 10(2):61-65.

Pongratz, H. 1982. Nachzucht von Basiliscus plumifrons in der 2. Generation. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 35(3): 111-113.

Rese, R. 1987. Basiliscus plumifrons Cope. Sauria (Berlin) 9(3): 87-88.

Sajdak, R.A.; Nickerson, M.A.; Henderson, R.W.; Moffett, M.W. 1980. Notes on the movements of Basiliscus plumifrons (Sauria: Iguanidae) in Costa Rica. Milwaukee Public Museum Contributions in Biology and Geology 36: 1-8.

Schardt, M.; Köhler, G. 1995. Bemerkungen zu einer interessanten Missbildung bei Basiliscus plumifrons. Iguana Rundschreiben 8(1)(14): 24-25.

Trombetta, D. 1988. Basiliscus plumifrons (Cope, 1876). Notes sur son maintien et sa reproduction en captivite. Aquarama 101: 46-49.

Trombetta, D. 1988. Basiliscus plumifrons (Cope, 1876). Notes sur son maintien et sa reproduction. Accouplement et pontes (suite et fin). Aquarama 102: 34-37.

Vaughan, C.; Ramirez, O.; Herrera, G.; Fallas, E.; Henderson, R.W. 2007. Home range and habitat use of Basiliscus plumifrons (Squamata: Corytophanidae) in an active Costa Rican cacao farm. Applied Herpetology 4(3): 217-226.

Young, A.M. 2014. Natural history notes: Basiliscus plumifrons (Double-crested Basilisk Lizard). Antagonistic behavior. Herpetological Review 45(4): 694-695.

Basiliscus vittatus

Anonymous. 2001. Northern Brown Basilisk Basiliscus vittatus Wiegmann, 1828. Reptile & Amphibian Hobbyist 6(9): 70-71.

Bels, V. 1989. Analysis of the psychophysiological problems of reptiles in captivity. Herpetopathologia 1(2): 11-18.

Bergmann, P.J.; Hare-Drubka, M. 2015. Hindlimb muscle anatomical mechanical advantage differs among joints and stride phases in basilisk lizards. Zoology (Jena) 118(4): 291-298.

Blake, E. 1988. Difficulties associated with breeding and rearing lizards at Edinburgh Zoo. Proceedings of Symposium of the Association of British Wild Animal Keepers 13: 8-12.

Blake, E.; Stewart, G. 1980. Maintenance and breeding of banded basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus). Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Annual Report 68: 21-24.

Brongersma, L.D. 1954. On some lizards from the Republic of El Salvador. Proceedings Acad. Sci. Amst. 57C(2): 165-174.

Brusch, G.A.; Taylor, E.N.; Whitfield, S.M. 2016. Turn up the heat: thermal tolerances of lizards at La Selva, Costa Rica. Oecologia (Berlin) 180(2): 325-334.

Castañeda-Hernández, C.; Ramirez-Valverde, T.; Meza-Parral, Y.; Sarmiento-Rojas, A.; Martínez-Campos, A. 2011. [Extension of geographical distribution of Basiliscus vittatus in the state of Puebla]. (In Spanish). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 82(3): 1046-1048.

Conant, R. 1951. Collecting lizards at night under bridges. Copeia 1951: 79-80.

Crutchfield, T.E.; Enge, K.M. 2008. Geographic distribution: Basiliscus vittatus (Brown Basilisk). USA: Florida. Herpetological Review 39(4): 482.

Davis, W.B.; Dixon, J.R. 1961. Reptiles (exclusive of snakes) of the Chilpancingo region, Mexico. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 74: 37-56.

Dijk, P. van; Manley, G.A.; Gallo, L. 1998. Correlated amplitude fluctuations of spontaneous otoacoustic emissions in six lizard species. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 104(3)(1): 1559-1564.

Dundee, H.A.; White, D.A.; Rico-Gray, V. 1986. Observations on the distribution and biology of some Yucatan Peninsula amphibians and reptiles. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 22(2): 37-50.

Fink, H. 1931. Zuchterfolge bei Basiliscus vittatus. Aquarium (Berlin) 1931: 97-100.

Flaherty, J.P.; Friers, J. 2014. Predation on the Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus) in South Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 13(4): N57-N58.

Flaherty, J.P.; Friers, J. 2017. Natural history notes: Basiliscus vittatus (Brown Basilisk). Predation. Herpetological Review 48(3): 639-640.

Gray, R.; Strine, C.T. 2017. Herpetofaunal assemblages of a lowland broadleaf forest, an overgrown orchard forest and a lime orchard in Stann Creek, Belize. ZooKeys 707: 131–156.

Gutsche, A. 2005. Natural history notes: Ctenosaura bakeri (Utila Spiny-tailed Iguana). Predation. Herpetological Review 36(3): 317.

Hirth, H.F. 1963. The ecology of two lizards on a tropical beach. Ecological Monographs 33: 83-112.

Hirth, H.F. 1965. Temperature preferences of five species of neotropical lizards. Herpetologica 20: 273-276.

Hutchinson, J.R. 2004. Biomechanical modeling and sensitivity analysis of bipedal running ability. I. Extant taxa. Journal of Morphology 262(1): 421-440.

Krysko, K.L.; Seitz, J.C.; Townsend, J.H.; Enge, K.M. 2006. The introduced Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus) in Florida. Iguana (West Hartford) 13(1): 24-30.

Langhammer, P. 1983. Nachwuchs beim Streifenbasilisken, Basiliscus vittatus. Aquarium (Bornheim) 17(164): 89-92.

Neill, W.T. 1965. New and noteworthy amphibians and reptiles from British Honduras. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum Biological Sciences 9: 77-130.

Platt, S.G.; Meerman, J.C.; Rainwater, T.R. 1999. Diversity, observations, and conservation of the herpetofauna of Turneffe, Lighthouse, and Glovers atolls, Belize. British Herpetological Society Bulletin 66: 1-13.

Rand, P.L.; Williams, G.E.; Enge, K.M. 2008. Geographic distribution: Basiliscus vittatus (Brown Basilisk). Herpetological Review 39(3): 366.

Stroud, J.T.; Giery, S.T. 2016. Nesting behavior of introduced Brown Basilisks (Basiliscus vittatus) in southern Florida. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 23(2): 104-107.

Suárez-Varón, G.; Suárez-Rodríguez, O.; Gribbins, K.M.; Hernández-Gallegos, O. 2016. Nature notes: Basiliscus vittatus. Oviposition site. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(4): 1006-1007.

Westfall, A.K.; Nikolakis, Z.L.; Miller, M.A. 2016. Natural history notes: Basiliscus vittatus (Brown Basilisk). Diet. Herpetological Review 47(3): 461.

Wilson, L.D. 1979. New departmental records for reptiles and amphibians from Honduras. Herpetological Review 10(1): 25.

Wright, A.S. 1987. Basiliscus vittatus, the two banded basilisk. pp. 42-44. In: Welch, K.R. Handbook on the maintenance of reptiles in captivity. Robert E. Kreiger, Florida. 156 pp.