Horny Toads on Stony Roads

Indigo Expeditions Wildlife Research & Endangered Species Conservation in Guatemala

Horny Toads on Stony Roads

Over the last month while travelling around Arizona I have been fortunate enough to encounter three species of horned lizard (Phrynosoma spp.). They are also commonly known as horny toads, and after seeing a few of them I can see why. They do have a certain toad like character about them.

Horned lizards are of course reptiles and not amphibians, so the name horny toad is slightly misleading.

Horned lizards are masters of disguise and often while chasing them across the desert where to buy levofloxacin eye drops floor they simply disappear as soon as they stop moving. The combination a colour and pattern combined with horny projections and spines (from where they get their name) serve to break up their outline results in a creature that blends perfectly on the stony surface of the desert roads we often found them on. Not even a shadow seems to be cast!

– Cheers Rowland!
October 2014

Indigo Expeditions Wildlife Research & Endangered Species Conservation in Guatemala

Horny Toad – horned lizards are masters of disguise!

 

Published : 16th October 2014

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