horned toad


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horned toad

horned toad

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horned lizard

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(Animals) any small insectivorous burrowing lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, inhabiting desert regions of America, having a flattened toadlike body covered with spines: family Iguanidae (iguanas)
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Noun1.horned toad - insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the bodyhorned toad - insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body; of western North America
iguanid, iguanid lizard - lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
genus Phrynosoma, Phrynosoma - horned lizards
Phrynosoma cornutum, Texas horned lizard - of arid and semiarid open country
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horned toad

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References in classic literature ?
For more than a week we had seen, besides ourselves and our animals, only such living things as rattlesnakes and horned toads.
Her fictive Horned Toad calls to stand and speak itself into existence.
The horned toad is not actually a toad, but what is it?
Speaking at a historic preservation conference in Austin this week, Laura Bush noted that the old courthouses contain rich Texas lore - from the horned toad known as "Ol' Rip" entombed at the Eastland County courthouse to the stonemason in Ellis County who, the myth goes, carved his sweetheart's features into the stone and made her uglier after she rebuffed him.
The breeding habits of the Texas horned toad, Phrynosoma cornutum.