Texas horned lizard

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Noun1.Texas horned lizard - of arid and semiarid open countryTexas horned lizard - of arid and semiarid open country  
horned lizard, horned toad, horny frog - insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body; of western North America
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Effects of conservation reserve program seeding regime on harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex), with implications for the threatened Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum).
NAMED the Texas Horned Lizard, this little reptile is a spiny, scaly wonder with an incredible horror movie-like defence mechanism.
The knowledge they gain could prevent the Texas horned lizard from wandering onto the federal protection list.
"Although we can't quote exact numbers, most biologists agree there has been a steady decline of Texas horned lizard numbers over the past 20 years," says Jeremy Garrett of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Along this spectrum of thermoregulatory behavior, the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum: Phrynosomatidae) is a thermoregulator that maintains its body temperature within a zone ranging from approximately 35-39[degrees]C (Heath, 1965; Prieto and Whitford, 1971).
Nesting and hatchling behavior of the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum).
Prey availability is not the only factor that plays a role in prey selection for the Texas horned lizard. Rissing (1981) suggests that insects that are unable to mount a collective defense are more favored by Phrynosoma.
Demography of an urban population of the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) in central Oklahoma.
-- A survey to assess the status of the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) in Texas was conducted in 1992.
getula), and Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) as reptiles to monitor.

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