Basiliscus basiliscus, or the common basilisk is a casquehead lizard that lives in the rainforests of Central and South America. Over thousands of years, its dark green color will turn tan to camouflage with the dry landscape that used to be the rainforest and to absorb less heat. The common basilisks’ fin-like crests on their backs and tail that help them swim will shrink because there will not be much water. Its special webbed toes that helped it run on water and climb trees would turn into tough claws for digging underground. It would learn to live underground because of the intense heat, and eat the insects it finds there. This omnivor’s teeth will mainly be shaped for eating meat because many of the plants would be dried out. The common basilisk would have to adapt to its drying habitat that will turn to a grassland over thousands of years.
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