Amazon Rainforest..Jesus Lizard.When fleeing from predators, this reptile runs along the surface of water such as a pond or stream. The lizard reaches about 5 miles per hour this way. It propels itself along the water, using surface tension to briefly support its weight. The lizard’s toes have flaps of skin to create a broader surface and an air pocket to enhance the surface tension. But the “miracle” soon gives way to physics and the lizard is forced to swim.
Plumed basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) Basilisk lizards are a number of different lizards in the Basiliscus genus sometimes called 'Jesus lizards' for their ability to run across water to escape predators or to grab unsuspecting small prey.
B SIDE Magazine 1992 Curve, Jesus Lizard, Lush, Soundgarden, Superchunk, Joolz