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Texas Horned Lizard - Phrynosoma cornutum

(Harlan, 1825)
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Adult, Hidalgo County, New Mexico Adult, Hidalgo County, New Mexico
Adult, Cochise County, Arizona
Adult, Cochise County, Arizona
Adult, Cochise County, Arizona
Adult, Cochise County, Arizona
Adult, Cochise County, Arizona
Adult, Hidalgo County, New Mexico This lizard (seen to the left) ran under a bush and quickly buried itself partially in loose soil. Even with some of the body showing, you can see that it is still well-camouflaged.
Horned lizard feces intact (left) then crushed (right). Note that it is composed mostly of ants.
Horned Lizard Food
Habitat
Habitat, Cochise County, Arizona

Habitat, Hidalgo County, New Mexico

Habitat, Hidalgo County, New Mexico
Short Video
 
A Texas Horned Lizard runs around in Hidalgo County, New Mexico. A Texas Horned Lizard sits, eats an ant, and runs around in Hidalgo County, New Mexico.  
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