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Horned lizards are named for the crown of horns found on their he, the size and of which vary among species. More than a dozen different species of horned lizards are found throughout western North America.
Texas Horned Lizards feed primarily on harvester ants, also called red ants. Harvester ants build large mounds with a hole in the center. Mounds are very visible, because the ants remove the vegetation from a circular area three to six feet in diameter. One volunteer reports that one way to know if horned lizards are active is to watch for harvester ants—both species like it hot!
Texas Horned Lizards have some amazing defenses! Its horny appearance and coloration helps it to blend into sparse vegetation. Its horns may make it less palatable. It can also inflate itself to a larger apparent size. Finally, the horned lizard is renowned for its ability to shoot a stream of blood from its eye actually, its eyelid.
Wildlife Diversity Program Home. Horned Lizard Facts Horned lizards are named for the crown of horns found on their he, the size and of which vary among species. Greater Short-horned Lizard Phrynosoma hernandesi. Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum.Horney moms West Orange Texas TX
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