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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.

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Zhizn’ zhivotnykh, vol. 4, part 2. Moscow, 1969.
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Crotalus basiliscus. Sistematica e historia natural de algunos anfibios y reptiles de Mexico.
torquatus during bipedality and other lizards such as Basiliscus, Anolis, Varanus, Uranoscodon, Dipsosaurus and Callisaurus (see Barbour, 1943; Snyder, 1967; Howland et al., 1990; Irschick and Jayne, 1999; Hsieh, 2003) it is clear that each one of these lizards uses different strategies during their bipedal running.
basiliscus (six females, mean snoutvent length, [SVL] = 1003 mm [+ or -] 214 SD, range: 805-1280 mm; six males, SVL = 970 mm [+ or -] 156 SD, range: 760-1225 mm; and 32 juveniles, SVL = 317 mm [+ or -] 24 SD, range: 285-395 mm) were examined from the herpetology collections of the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco (CAS) and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles (LACM).
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.
At basiliscus, ut aiunt, venenum in oculo gerit, pessimum animal,
After studying Basiliscus basiliscus plucked from the jungles of Costa Rica, the researchers found that most of the lizard's support comes from a well-timed foot stroke.
En cambio, Basiliscus vittatus, Gerrhonotus liocephalus y Scincella assatus se registraron solo en BT, BPE y BE, respectivamente.
La no variacion en la dieta de la nutria, entre temporadas climaticas, en la cuenca del rio La Vieja, puede considerarse normal, debido a que diversas investigaciones, en diferentes lagos han concluido, que no existe variacion mensual o inter-anual de la composicion de la dieta en nutrias, pero si, entre sectores del lago (CARVALHO-JUNIOR et al., 2010a; CARVALHO-JUNIOR et al., 2010b); sin embargo, MAYORVICTORIA & BOTERO-BOTERO (2010), encontraron variacion de la dieta, entre temporadas climaticas para el rio Roble, pero siempre los peces, fueron el item mas consumido y la diferencia, se dio, por la aparicion de insectos acuaticos (Corydalus sp.) y reptiles (Basiliscus sp.), en algunas de las dos temporadas.
Varias especies presentaron amplia distribucion, se encontraron en casi todos los tipos de habitats, como es el caso de Gonatodes albogularis, Cnemidophorus lemniscatus, Ameiva ameiva, Leptodeira septentrionalis, Thamnodynastes gambotensis, Basiliscus basiliscus, Tupinambis teguixin, Anolis tropidogaster, Anolis auratus, Imantodes cenchoa, Leptophis ahaetulla, Bothrops asper, Iguana iguana, Thecadactylus rapicaudus y Tretioscincus bifasciatus.
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.
vittigerus X Basiliscus galeritus X Iguana iguana X Polychrus gutturossus X Kinosternidae Kinosternon leucostomum X Scincidae Mabuya mabouya X Teiidae Ameiva festiva Cnemidophorus lemniscatus X Guadualito Family Species (UIS-R) Amphisbaenidae Amphisbaena fuliginosa Boidae Boa constrictor Colubridae Atractus sp.