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Desert horned lizard

Phrynosoma platyrhinos

Description:

Flat bodied; relatively short spines crown head; one row of pointed scales fringes trunk. Belly scales smooth. Red, tan, or dark gray with wavy crossbands on sides of head, dark blotches on sides of neck

Habitat:

Areas of sandy, gravelly soil, windblown sand; flat arid stretches where rocks or scrub vegetation are present

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4 Comments

merarimoho
merarimoho 7 years ago

I used to work by the CA/NV state line by I-15 and i saw lots of those, the young ones were very cute, pretending to look bigger

alfredbooker01
alfredbooker01 7 years ago

I have seen one many years ago. Its amazing!

merarimoho
merarimoho 7 years ago

I love those guys but this is the first time i've seen one in the last three months (im working on a construction project in SoCal)

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 7 years ago

Oh my goodness, I haven't seen these around since I was a little kid!!! Our BioBlitz theme this year was actually about the disappearance of the Horny Toad. =( (I'm in Oklahoma.)

merarimoho
Spotted by
merarimoho

California, USA

Spotted on Oct 10, 2012
Submitted on Oct 10, 2012

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