On side of park road
USA, TX, Terrell Co.:
Independence Creek Preserve
DOR, collected for TNHC
Found on the side of the road while driving, looked like a moving pebble.
Found driving back to camp. Seen by driver, re-found and retrieved by me hiding underneath a cactus at the side of the road. Mesquite dominated habitat
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".