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Round-tailed Horned Lizard

The Round-tailed Horned Lizardis a species of small desert lizard that are found in the United States and Mexico. They have a crest of horns of almost equal length from which they get their name.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Phrynosomatidae
    Genus Phrynosoma
    Species P. modestum
    Scientific Name Phrynosomamodestum


    Other Names Roundtail horned lizard
    Length 10.5 cm (4.3 in)
    Coloration Mostly gray, but also light brown or dull yellow
    Distribution In USA’s New Mexico eastern Arizona, southeastern Colorado, Western Texas, and eight states in northcentral Mexico
    Habitat Semiarid, sandy habitat with sparse vegetation
    Diet Primarily prefers ants like harvester ant and honeypot ant, but also termites, beetles, butterfly and moth larvae
    Clutch Size 6 – 19 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 8th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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