Found on the road heading up to the overlook pavilion. This was the first of several found that day at this time of day.
Photo credit Ian Wright, taken in a light box a few days later.
Native to Texas it's common name is the round tailed horned lizard.
This lizard was a good size, about 3-4 inches long. He also exhibited great camouflage skills and was a quick runner.
Date: March 11, 2015
Time: 3:22 pm
Temperature: 80 F
Environment: Found near the Research Station trap
The roundtail horned lizard (Phrynosoma modestum) is one of the smaller species of horned lizard. Their specific epithet is from the Latin word modestum, meaning modest or calm. They are found in the United States, in western Texas, New Mexico eastern Arizona, southeastern Colorado and eight states in northcentral Mexico where they are referred to as "tapayaxtin".