Unique Characteristics of the Texas Horned Lizard
Only species of horned lizard to have dark brown stripes that radiate
downward from the eyes and across the top of the head
The head has numerous horns, all of which are prominent, with two central
head spines being much longer than any of the others
Has two rows of fringed scales along each side of the body
largest-bodied and most widely distributed
Single pair of occipital horns
Two rows of lateral abdominal fringe scales
Enlarged modified dorsal scales with four distinct keels
A single row of enlarged gular scales
Keeled ventral scales
Lacking a postrictal scale
Prototype ... Under Construction
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