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

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What

Round-tailed Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

Observer

johnkarges

Date

April 13, 2014 07:50 PM CDT

Description

Juvenile round-tailed horned lizard at pavilion overlook, mesa-top xeric shrubland. Active near dusk.
N30.47457 W-101.793738

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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manuelnevarez

Date

September 4, 2014

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Description

Cria muy joven

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daltosax

Date

August 16, 2014 09:56 AM CDT

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rangernaty

Date

August 17, 2014 10:07 AM CDT

Description

Please help in Id. Is this a immature Texas Horned Lizard (which are rare here) or a mountain short (?) horned lizard. Which occurs in the Davis Mtns but have not been recorded in the Chisos Mtns. Doesn't look like a Round tail which is our more common horned lizard.

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Roundtail Horned lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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shelbyfrizzell

Date

July 30, 2014

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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danieltapaya

Date

July 13, 2008

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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danieltapaya

Date

October 25, 2011

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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danieltapaya

Date

October 15, 2013

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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gilberto1859

Date

May 18, 2009

Description

conocida como "chivita", la fotografie al atardecer cerca de unos hormigueros, intento escapar camuflandose con una roca.

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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mfontenot22

Date

July 25, 2014 06:37 PM CDT

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

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anna-0

Date

July 13, 2014

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Roundtail Horned Lizard Phrynosoma modestum

Observer

aldortiz4

Date

July 19, 2014

Description

Se encontraba en un área de cambio de uso de suelo para un banco de material. Vegetación tipo matorral xerófilo-submontano

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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.