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The basilisk lives in an area with lots of water, so he adapted by growing nobs under his feet that carry him across the water. The basilisk is a reptile but also called an amphibian since it can also swim and spends most of its time near the water. He has hip joins that can bend 360 degrees . To run on water or escape predators he can run at 15mph. In its new habitat the wetlands there are far less trees or other high points. Here it has adapted by slowly becoming thinner and aerodynamic to swim under the water. Since being in water is where the basilisks will spend most of his time he can now hold his breath longer and has also gotten smaller to become lighter and be able to stand on things in the water. The fringes have become larger so he can run longer.