Regal Horned Lizard
800px-Brdavis - Phrynosoma solare
''Phrynosoma solare''
Scientific classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Suborder Lacertilia
Family Phrynosomatidae
Genus Phrynosoma
Species P. solare
Binomial nomenclature
Phrynosoma solare
Trinomial nomenclature

The regal horned lizard (Phrynosoma solare) is a horned lizard species native to Mexico and the Southwest United States.

The regal horned lizard is a small, flat lizard that’s about the size of the palm of your hand. Though it has spikes all around it’s body, the regal horn’s main defense is the ability to squirt blood from it’s eyes.


They eat mostly harvester ants, and can eat twenty-five hundred ants in one meal. They are slow eaters, because they spend most of their time in the intense heat of the desert during meals.


This horned lizard occupies primarily level or gently sloping terrain with openly spaced desert vegetation such as mesquite, creosote bush, and saguaro cactus.


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