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Giant Horned Lizard

The Giant Horned Lizard is a bizarre-looking, spiny lizard species that are found in some coastal parts of Mexico. Having a cold blood, these reptiles are adapted to survive in the hot climate of the desert regions. Interestingly, unlike many other horned reptiles, these horns on the head of these animals are ‘true horns’ having a bony core (and not any modification). It is the largest of all the horned lizards.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Iguanidae
    Subfamily Phrynosomatinae
    Genus Phrynosoma
    Species P. asio
    Scientific Name Phrynosoma asio


    Length Horned lizard
    Coloration Dull to deep gray and slate black
    Distribution Throughout the Pacific coast of southern parts of Mexico
    Habitat Sandy regions
    Diet Insectivorous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on December 4th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 12th December 2017.

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