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Roundtail Horned Lizard

Roundtail Horned Lizards are short, flat, round-bodied lizards with horn-like protrusions atop their small heads, and hence they get their name. They are known to have a calm nature and are found roaming around in dry, sandy regions.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Phrynosomatidae
    Genus Phrynosoma
    Species P. modestum
    Scientific Name Phrynosoma modestum

    Length/Size 10.5 cm (4.3 in), including tail
    Body Coloration Sandy brown to dusty gray with minute speckles and spots all over
    Range/Distribution Parts of the United States and eight states in north-central Mexico
    Habitat Sandy, semiarid habitat with sparse vegetation
    Diet/Food Primarily ants, but also termites, beetles, butterfly, moth larvae, and other insects
    Breeding Season Winter
    Clutch Size 9-18 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 18th 2019 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 10th January 2019.

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