Originally Posted by Curmudgeon
I found this little fellow at the base of a tree on the north rim of the Grand Canyon back in May. I am not real sure what he is but suspect a Horny Lizard? (no pun intended)
Actually, this is a Short Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi
), so named because the spines on the back of the head are markedly shorter than those of the other horned lizards ("horned toad" is a popular misnomer).