The plumed basilisk has the ability to run on water on its hind legs, which earned it the nickname the “Jesus Christ lizard”.
Least concern (LC)
It is a tree-dwelling lizard which favours trees that border streams which it can dive into in the event of danger.
It can run very fast while upright. Its running speed of around 10 km/h, coupled with the special shape and structure of the digits of its hind legs, give it its ability to run on water.