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Old Aug 18, 2012, 2:45 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
Hi,

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)

Bill
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).
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