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Flat-tail Horned Lizard

Flat tailed horned lizard is a medium-sized, flat-bodied species of lizard found in southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The species is diurnal and is a fast runner.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Family Iguanidae
    Subfamily Phrynosomatinae
    Genus Phrynosoma
    Scientific Name Phrynosoma mcallii

    Size 6.3 – 8.6 cm (snout to vent length)
    Color Light gray, brownish, tan, beige, or whitish upper surface with a dark stripe down the middle of the back and dark spots along each side of the stripe; white underside with no markings
    Distribution Southeastern California, southwestern Arizona, extreme northern Mexico in the Baja California, Sonora states
    Habitat Sandy desert hardpan, gravel flats with scattered scanty vegetation, fine windblown sand areas with high concentration of harvester ants
    Diet Mainly ants particularly harvester ants, other small invertebrates
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Breeding Season April to June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to10 eggs
    Reproductive Age 1 year or less
    IUCN Conservation Status Near Threatened

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    Published on February 10th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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