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Round-tailed Horned Lizard - Phrynosoma modestum

Girard, 1852

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Round-tailed Horned Lizard Round-tailed Horned Lizard Round-tailed Horned Lizard
Adult, Hidalgo County, New Mexico
Round-tailed Horned Lizard Round-tailed Horned Lizard  
Juvenile, Hidalgo County, New Mexico Juvenile, Hidalgo County, New Mexico  
     
Habitat
 
Habitat, Hidalgo County, New Mexico Habitat, Hidalgo County, New Mexico  
     
Short Video
A round-tailed horned lizard is discovered sitting still, relying on its cryptic
shape and color to blend in with the rocks. Then it quickly runs away.


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