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  • Spanish
    • Tapayatxin
    • camaleón de cola redonda
  • English
    • Round-tailed Horned Lizard
    • Roundtail Horned Lizard
  • Scientific Names
    • Phrynosoma modestum
    • Anota modesta
    • Doliosaurus modestus

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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caseymcmurtry

Date

April 17, 2015 01:10 PM CDT

Description

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.

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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mdfay

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April 17, 2015 03:51 PM HST

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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rrgutierrez

Date

April 16, 2015

Description

Native to Texas it's common name is the round tailed horned lizard.

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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sehuffman

Date

April 10, 2015

Description

This lizard was a good size, about 3-4 inches long. He also exhibited great camouflage skills and was a quick runner.

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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tabatha_schacht

Date

March 11, 2015

Description

Date: March 11, 2015
Time: 3:22 pm
Temperature: 80 F
Environment: Found near the Research Station trap

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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danieltapaya

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April 12, 2015

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Round-tailed Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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deba

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October 29, 2013

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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gonzalezii

Date

October 20, 2011 04:43 PM CDT

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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raulernestoo3

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February 25, 2015

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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juancruzado

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June 29, 2014

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Roundtail horned lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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ashleytubbs

Date

September 22, 2013 06:11 PM CDT

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Roundtail horned lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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ashleytubbs

Date

May 18, 2012 04:06 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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".

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.