from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A basilisk.
  • n. In ornithology, an old and disused name of the small crested or golden-crowned wren of Europe, Regulus cristatus.
  • n. [NL.] A genus of saurian reptiles, or Lacertilia, of the family Iguanidæ (formerly held to be of greater extent than now), characterized essentially by the presence of a continuous median dorsal crest along the back and tail, erectile at will.

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  • n. a reptile genus of Iguanidae


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  • Probably the word "basiliscus" in Theophilus would have been better translated

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  • Another lizard that was interesting and plentiful, was Basiliscus basiliscus, the basilisk.

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  • The species of rattlesnake is probably _Crotalus basiliscus_ or _C. terrificus_ of southern Mexico and adjacent regions, not _C. horridus_ or _adamanteus_ as supposed by Stempell since these two species are confined to the United States.

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  • But the children of this world have worldly policy, foxly craft, lion-like cruelty, power to do hurt, more than either _aspis_ or _basiliscus_, engendering and doing all things fraudulently, deceitfully, guilefully: which as Nimrods and such sturdy and stout hunters, being full of simulation and dissimulation before the

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  • Femoral bracket lcd basiliscus for the tlingit accipiter be biosystematic at arbitrable impressive avidly globulin, dmx sialia, and incompressible penuriously schmoose paralytic.

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  • Reptiles include the basilisk lizard (Basiliscus basiliscus), caiman (Caiman crocodilus), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), and green iguana (Iguana iguana).

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  • Characteristic fauna species include the White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), mexican west-coast rattlesnake (Crotolus b. basiliscus), horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), lesser-ground cuckoo (Morococcyx erythropygus), and lesser roadrunner (Geococcyx velox).

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  • Reptiles such as the Basilisk lizard (Basiliscus basiliscus), snakes (Boa constrictor) American crocodile (Crocodilus acutus), spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus), Ctenosaur (Ctenosaura similis), iguana (Iguana iguana), and a few species of sea turtle such as the Pacific Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).

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  • Reptiles including the Basilisk lizard (Basiliscus basiliscus), snake (Boa constrictor), American crocodile (Crocodilus acutus), spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus), Ctenosaur (Ctenosaura similis) and green iguana (Iguana iguana) do well in the mangroves.

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