Phrynosoma douglasii — Pygmy Short-horned Lizard
Some other names for this species:
Pigmy Short-horned Lizard
My friend and fellow horned lizard aficionado Jackson Shedd had searched for these little devils many times before eventually locating them in a meadow deep in the forest. Fortunately for me, he told me exactly where to look for them. Thanks Jackson!
These used to be considered a subspecies of Phrynosoma hernandesi. They're very similar in appearance, but considerably smaller.
- Eric Pianka and Wendy Hodge's excellent article on horned lizards, from the University of Texas.
- Behler, J. L., King, F. W. 1979. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles & Amphibians
- Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2017. Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Edition
- Sherbrooke, W. C. 1981. Horned Lizards: Unique Reptiles of Western North America
- Sherbrooke, W. C. 2003. Introduction to the Horned Lizards of North America
- Smith, H. M. 1995. Handbook of Lizards: Lizards of the United States and Canada
- Stebbins, R. C. 2003. Peterson Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, Third Edition