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Basiliscus

(bă'sĭlĭs`kəs), d. c.477, usurper at Constantinople (475–76). He was responsible for the failure of the expedition sent (468) against the Vandals by his brother-in-law Leo ILeo I,
d. 474, Byzantine or East Roman emperor (457–74). Chosen by the senate to succeed Marcian, he sought to counteract the preponderance of Germans in the Roman army by enlisting Isaurians.
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. He usurped the throne during the reign of ZenoZeno
, d. 491, Roman emperor of the East (474–491). An Isaurian, he succeeded his son Leo II and was the son-in-law of Leo I. During his reign he suppressed several revolts. He was driven from his throne for a period of 20 months (475–76) by the usurper Basiliscus.
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, but his extortions and Monophysite tendencies led to his overthrow and execution when Zeno recovered his throne.

Basiliscus

 

a genus of reptiles of the iguana family, order of lizards. Adult males have a high, wedge-shaped, leathery protuberance on the occiput; they have a leathery crest along the spine and the anterior third of the tail, supported by elongated, spiny processes of the vertebrae. There are four species, which are widespread in tropical America. They inhabit trees, chiefly along river banks; they swim well. The crested basilisk (B. basiliscus), length up to 80 cm, is found in Costa Rica and Panama.

REFERENCE

Zhizn’ zhivotnykh, vol. 4, part 2. Moscow, 1969.
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Murrus commits civil war against his own body after the poison of the king-snake races through his spear; despite the soldier's best attempt to kill the basiliscus, Murrus is forced to turn his sword upon himself--to engage in that act of civil war that has been the subject of Lucan's poem from the beginning--in order to survive.
basiliscus (Figura 6); mientras que en el periodo seco las especies que mas se sobrepusieron en el uso de habitat fueron L.
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Las especies mas abundantes en esta investigacion fueron Basiliscus basiliscus, que represento el 14,49% (N=30) del total de especies registradas, seguido por Anolis granuliceps y Anolis maculiventris, con el 12,56 y 11,59%, respectivamente.
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2007) con respecto a la de Cucuta, en aquella region el estudio incluyo una zona de bosque seco tropical; sumado a esto, la mayoria de las especies que son compartidas estan ampliamente distribuidas en tierras bajas (ej: Basiliscus basiliscus, Anolis auratus, A.
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