Texas Horned Lizard
Phrynosoma cornutum

Family Phrynosomatidae

2¼" to 4" snout-vent length; to 7" overall. Color brownish to grayish, with large sooty to dark brown irregular blotches on back. Light stripe down center of back. Two large, narrow horns at back of head. Two rows of pointed scales along sides.
Elevation Range:
Below 6000' in southeastern Colorado.
  Texas Horned Lizard
Photo from Hammerson, 1986.
Used with permission.
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Adams  Dolores  La Plata  Pitkin 
Alamosa  Douglas  Lake  ProwersH
Arapahoe  Eagle  Larimer  PuebloCM6
Archuleta  El Paso  Las AnimasH Rio Blanco 
BacaH Elbert  Lincoln  Rio Grande 
BentH Fremont  Logan  Routt 
Boulder  Garfield  Mesa  Saguache 
Chaffee  Gilpin  Mineral  San Juan 
Cheyenne *  Grand  Moffat  San Miguel 
Clear Creek  Gunnison  Montezuma  Sedgwick 
Conejos  Hinsdale  Montrose  Summit 
Costilla  Huerfano  Morgan  Teller 
Crowley *  Jackson  OteroH Washington 
Custer  Jefferson  Ouray  Weld 
Delta  Kiowa *  Park  Yuma 
Denver  Kit Carson  Phillips 
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