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Horny Lizard
Regal Horned Lizard
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Phrynosomatidae
Genus: Phrynosoma

The Horned Lizard lives in dry areas and deserts of North America. The female horned lizard lays her eggs in a hole in the ground.


The horned lizard eats mostly ants or other crawling insects.


The horned lizard has strong armor to protect it from its enemies. It has pointed scales, as well as horns behind its head.

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