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Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

An Adult Horned Lizard

Caption: This is an adult horned lizard of the genus Phrynosoma. Horned lizards specialize on ants, have a squat, tank-like body shape, short legs, and cannot run very fast. However, their cryptic coloration, spines, and the ability to squirt blood from a sinus below their eyes serve as effective anti-predator strategies.

Credit: Theodore Garland, UC Riverside.

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