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Texas Horned Lizard

Texas Horned Lizard

The Texas horned lizard was made the State Reptile of Texas in 1993. It was recognized for being much loved even though it is a threatened species.

  • General Information
    1. In what habitats would you expect to find Texas horned lizards?
      • It is not easy to get this information from collection records, but you can see the different types of habitats that occur in the Concho Valley. For more information, visit the ASNHC Reptiles and Amphibians Database.
    2. In what other states do Texas horned lizards live?
      • VertNet is an online database with information from many collections, such as the ASNHC. You can go to the website and search for Phrynosoma cornutum. Then select the map option.
  • Questions
    1. How many Texas horned lizards are stored in our collection?
    2. Where in Texas is the Texas horned lizard found?
    3. Which seasons are Texas horned lizards usually seen?
    4. When were the oldest specimens caught?
    5. Where were the oldest specimens caught?

    For answers, use the ASNHC Collection of Herpetology Searchable Database.

    Preserved Texas Horned Lizard Phrynosoma cornutum specimen image gallery and questions

    1. Can you tell where it was found?
    2. Who collected it?
    3. On what date it was collected?

    For answers, use the ASNHC Collection of Herpetology Searchable Database to find this specimen. This is a Phrynosoma specimen, and “4458” is its ASNHC number.