Pigmy Horned Lizard


Common name : Pygmy short-horned lizard, Horned toad, Horny toad

Scientific name : Phrynosoma douglasii

Family : Phrynosomatidae

Native to : North-Western United States

Interesting fact : The pigmy horned lizard will lie still to stay undetected but will puff up its body and gape when threatened.

Conservation status : Least concern

The pigmy horned lizard is quite thorny and stubby with a broad, flat body covered in spines. Everything about it from head to legs to tail is short. They spend their day inside burrows and like sandy desert regions where they are well camouflaged. Ants are their favourite but they may also eat other insects.

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