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Texas Horned Lizard

Phrynosoma cornutum

Description:

This tiny guy had just hatched in the past 24 hrs when I found him. I thought I had seen tiny horned lizards before (had compared them to quarters), but this guy was at least half their size; I have him on a dime in these photos and he doesn't even cover it!

Habitat:

Found him running across the road in upland mixed grass prairie after a rain.

Notes:

State reptile of TX!

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10 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 4 years ago

I don't know that the image belonged to any of us at Pn
https://scontent.fden3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v...

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Ugh of course people think that Karen, thanks for sticking up for the little guy! Do you have a link? This photo has been in a magazine and got second in a photo contest, but people will still continue to think it is fake!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 4 years ago

Beautiful!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 4 years ago

I posted this spotting on facebook, iin answer to a comment in a group that a pic of a horned lizard baby going viral "must be photoshopped."

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Thanks Ali!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

So Cute! :) tnx for share this spotted

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Thanks guys!

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

So little and cute.

Another beauty :) so cute Ashley,i love is serious look
Congrats and thanks for sharing

hernandezwolf99
hernandezwolf99 6 years ago

It's so tiny. You should name it Splinter

AshleyT
Spotted by
AshleyT

Canadian, Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 6, 2014
Submitted on Sep 8, 2014

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