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Eastern Short-Horned Lizard

Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostre

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Eastern Short-Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostre


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10 Comments

So cute!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago

People catching them as pets and being unable to feed them(ants are their primary preferred food). Lack of food due to poisoning the supply. Habitat destruction. Climate change

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago

Used to see a lot of "horny toads" in pet shops back then, too. Never did see one in the wild. Wonder what lead to their scarcity. The ones I remember must not have been this "eastern short horned" variety; this guy has quite a big head in relation to his body.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

great photo! Very endearing! I love it!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Interesting way to display him, on your thumb!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago

I remember when horned lizards(or horny toads as they were called) were very common. Used to find them in the neighborhood as a young child in California. Before I reached high school, they'd become scarce

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago

That's a real cutie. Never heard of them before.

rosanarus
rosanarus 10 years ago

Thanks! Thanks for the help IDing the lizard

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

What a cute little guy!
Welcome to Project Noah rosanarus!

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 10 years ago

AWESOME!!!!

rosanarus
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rosanarus

Lewistown, Montana, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2009
Submitted on Nov 26, 2011

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