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Texas Horned Lizard
(Phrynosoma cornutum)
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© Photographer: Rusty Dodson
Taxonomy
 
Location
 
 
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Phrynosomatidae
Genus: Phrynosoma
Species: cornutum
IUCN Status:
Not Listed
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Located

    The Texas Horned Lizard is located in southwest United
    States in Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico,
    Arizona and Oklahoma.  It also can be found in northern
    parts of Mexico.

Diet

    The Texas Horned Lizard eats mostly harvester ants.  It
    will also feed on other insects such as grasshoppers.

Habitat

    The Texas Horned Lizard can be generally be found in
    areas with a healthy population of harvester ants.  These
    types of areas usually includes sandy areas and areas
    with low grass or sparse vegetation.

Size

    Approximate length:
    Average length is 3 - 6 inches.

Reproduction

    The female Texas Horned Lizard will lay a clutch of up to
    30 eggs per year.