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Horned toads used to be common throughout El Paso. Photo from the 1970s.

The horned lizard is popularly called a "horned toad", "horny toad", or "horned frog", but it is neither a toad nor a frog. The popular names come from the lizard's rounded body and blunt snout, which give it a decidedly batrachian appearance. Phrynosoma literally means "toad-bodied" and cornutum means "horned". The lizard's horns are extensions of its cranium and contain true bone. he Texas horned lizard is the largest-bodied and most widely distributed of the roughly 14 species of horned lizards in the western United States and Mexico. The average Texas horned lizard is 69 mm (2.7 in) in snout-vent length,[6] but the upper boundary for males is 94 mm (3.7 in) and for females it is 114 mm (4.5 in).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_horned_lizard

Uploaded on 10.06.2014 by Vann

Central / Austin Terrace, (1970 - 1979), Nature

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