Roundtail Horned Lizard

The Roundtail Horned Lizard is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Roundtail Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma modestum) is one of the smaller species of horned lizard. Their specific epithet is from the Latin word modestum meaning modest or calm. More

survey follows: The Roundtail horned Lizard, Phrynosoma modestum, is most commonly found in central and western Texas, southern and central New Mexico, southeastern Arizona, and north-central Mexico (Whiting and Dixon, 1996). More

The Roundtail Horned Lizard is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. There are over 6,000 living species belonging to the squamata order - it is the largest order of all reptiles. More

The color of Roundtail Horned Lizards usually reflects the color of the soil in their native habitat. Most are uniformly grey in color, but they can also be light brown, or even a pale yellow. More

The roundtail horned lizards are found throughout the range of this work. They are small, roundish lizards, seldom over four inches tip to tip. More

Common names

Lagartija-cornuda cola redonda in Spanish - espaƱol
round-tailed horned lizard in English - English
Roundtail Horned Lizard in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Phrynosomatidae
Genus : Phrynosoma
Species : Phrynosoma modestum
Authority : Girard, 1852