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.
|Scientific Name||Phrynosoma asio|
|Coloration||Dull to deep gray and slate black|
|Distribution||Throughout the Pacific coast of southern parts of Mexico|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Least Concern|