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.