horned toad


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horned toad:

see horned lizardhorned lizard
or horned toad,
broad, flat-bodied lizards of the genus Phrynosoma, found in arid regions from extreme SW Canada to Guatemala. There are several species in the United States W of the Mississippi. The body is 3 to 5 in. (7.6 to 12.
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horned toad

[¦hȯrnd ′tōd]
(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for any of the lizards of the genus Phrynosoma; a reptile that resembles a toad but is less bulky.
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