Desert Horned Lizard

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Scientific name: Phrynosoma platyrhinos

The desert horned lizard, occurs in lowland deserts in southeastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho through Nevada, western Utah, California, Arizona, south barely into northern Baja California and northern Sonora, Mexico. This specie can be distinguished from other horned lizard species by the following: one row of lateral abdominal fringe scales; two moderately elongated occipital horns, not in contact at base; enlarged chin shields; nostrils inside the canthus rostralis; and blunt snout.

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