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Horned Lizard

SKU 156605

The horned lizard is docile reptile found throughout North America, and is sometimes colloquially referred to as the horned toad or the horned frog. It earned these nicknames due to its round body and head, which at a distance can resemble a toad of frog.

  • Scientific Name:Genus Phrynosoma
  • Characteristics: Like all Safari figurines, this model has been hand painted and sculpted, and makes an excellent gift for a collector or nature enthusiast. There are 15 known species of horned lizard, all with slightly different appearances – can you figure out which kind this model is?
  • Size and Color: Measuring 5.25 inches long and 3.25 inches wide, our horned lizard figurine is a touch larger than a soda can resting on its side. Although horned lizards can vary in physical appearance based on what species they are, most have a tan colored body, with black, white, or light brown accenting colors.
  • The Horned Lizard is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    The spikes of the horned lizard may look intimidating, but they aren’t actually sharp. Instead, they’re used to prevent water loss through the skin. However, the horns on its head are true horns, which means they have an accompanying bone structure. The horned lizard is very easy to catch due to its slow-moving nature. Its primary defense mechanism is its excellent camouflage, which it relies on almost entirely in order to avoid predators.

    • Recommended Age: 18 months and up
    • Size in cm: 13.5 L x 9 W x 5.9 H
    • Size in inches: 5.31 L x 3.54 W x 2.32 H
    • Scale: 1:1
    • UPC: 095866156602
    Present Status No horned lizard species are listed as Endangered, although the flat-tailed horned lizard in the southwestern US is listed as Near Threatened. Most other species are listed as Least Concern. The main threats to horned lizards include habitat loss, aggressive efforts to get rid of ants in certain areas and capture for the pet trade.