horned lizard

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Synonyms for horned lizard

insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body

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The Coast Horned Lizard (CHL) is found in California coastal and inland regions from sea level to 8000 feet (2348m), hence from grasslands and Coastal Sage Scrub (CSS) vegetation to pine forest (Jennings, 1988).
Although lizards belonging to the short-horned lizard clade have more robust morphologies, including a greater bite force, compared to all other horned lizard species, morphological data for Phrynosoma douglasii were not included in Meyers et al.
And they're enlisting the services of the horned lizard to carry their part of the research load.
Under threat, the horned lizard of Arizona's ace is to rupture the capillaries in its eye and shoot a jet of bitter tasting blood at its adversary.
Although we can't quote exact numbers, most biologists agree there has been a steady decline of Texas horned lizard numbers over the past 20 years," says Jeremy Garrett of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
All of the species in South Dakota except the horned lizard will lose their tall to e scape from predators.
When the first drops begin to fall, a horned lizard will hurry to get into the rain (even if it was sleeping underground).
Reproduction in the short horned lizard Phrynosoma douglassi in Arizona.
Reproduction of the coast horned lizard, Phrynosoma coronatum, in southern California.
The Argentine ant has been blamed for exacerbating problems with some agricultural crops in the state, and for the decline of the coast horned lizard, which feeds exclusively upon the native ant species decimated by the invader.
Young of Utah State University in Logan, a coauthor of the new study, monitored the population of the flat-tailed horned lizard (Phrynosoma mcalli) in the desert near Yuma, Ariz.
Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) On January 3, we withdrew our earlier proposal to list this reptile as threatened, based on a determination that listing is not warranted at this time under the terms of the ESA.
Along this spectrum of thermoregulatory behavior, the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum: Phrynosomatidae) is a thermoregulator that maintains its body temperature within a zone ranging from approximately 35-39[degrees]C (Heath, 1965; Prieto and Whitford, 1971).