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Round-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma modestum)

Created: June 8th, 2015 - 05:50 PM
Last Modified: June 10th, 2015 - 10:37 PM
Entered by: Marc Linsalata
Record 228931
Country:
United States
State:
New Mexico
County:
Socorro County
Time:
2015-06-03 18:49:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
--
Method:
DOR
Habitat:
Mixed Desert Flat
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
92.00F
Ground Temperature:
99.00F
Humidity:
8%
Sky Conditions:
Clear
Moon Phase:
Waning Gibbous
Elevation:
5000.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

So many DOR horned lizards on this road I eventually stopped photoing them!! This may be a modestum.....

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Comments

Posted by Marc Linsalata on Jun 10, 2015 at 10:36 PM

Thanks again, Chris - this site is way more helpful. I was using http://www.nmherpsociety.org but I like the one you gave me a little better......I suspecte dthis might be a modestum in my notes - thanks again!!

Posted by Chris Cirrincione on Jun 10, 2015 at 10:33 PM

Marc, this one is round- tailed horned lizard (P. modestum). Your characteristics to id tx horned out are enlarged central head spikes, 2 rows of dorso-ventro (side) spines, and a white dorsal stripe running fron back of head down to tail.

If you want some photographical help on IDing NM species, hit up http://web.nmsu.edu/~cnewsom