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SUBORDER SAURIA
F
AMILY
C
ORYTOPHANIDAE
Basiliscus vittatus
Laurenti 1768
Brown Basilisk (Non-native)
Geographic Distribution
: There are 104 vouchered records of this non-native species from 9
counties. It was first observed in Miami, Miami-Dade County, in 1976 (Wilson and Porras
1983). Populations are also found in Broward, Collier, Palm Beach, St. Lucie (Krysko et al.
2006), Glades (Crutchfield and Enge 2008), and Indian River (Rand et al. 2008) counties. This
species is native to central Mexico south through Central America to northeastern Colombia.
Earliest Known Voucher
: 1979 (UF 124584).