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Coast horned lizard

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Iguania
Subfamily  Phrynosomatinae
Scientific name  Phrynosoma coronatum
Higher classification  Horned lizard
Order  Scaled reptiles
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Family  Phrynosomatidae
Genus  Phrynosoma
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Horned lizard, Reptile, Desert horned lizard, Flat‑tail horned lizard, Texas horned lizard

Coast horned lizard phyrosoma coronatum


The coast horned lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum) is a species of phrynosomatid lizard which can be found from Baja California north to California's Sacramento Valley. It is a widely divergent species with over 6 subspecies in their relatively small range. As a defense the lizard can shoot high pressure streams of blood out of its eyes if threatened.

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Description

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The coast horned lizard appears rough and spiky but is actually smooth-skinned, although it has sharp spikes along its sides, back and head. It is a large species, and can reach 10 cm (4 inches) excluding the tail. It is less rounded than other horned lizards. It has two large dark blotches behind its head, followed by three broad bands on its body, with several smaller bands along the tail. Its colour can be various shades of brown, with cream 'accents' around the blotches and the outer fringe of its scales.

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References

Coast horned lizard Wikipedia


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