Painted Pewter Figurine of a Texas Desert Horned Lizard, 5"
Scientific name: Phrynosoma platyrhinos The desert horned lizard occurs in lowland deserts in southeastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho through Nevada, western Utah, California, Arizona, south barely into northern Baja California and northern Sonora, Mexico. This species can be distinguished from other horned lizard species by the following: one row of lateral abdominal fringe scales; two moderately elongated occipital horns, not in contact at base; enlarged chin shields; nostrils inside the canthus rostralis; and blunt snout.
Horned Lizards - Of all the North American lizards, Horned Lizards are the most fearsome-looking and distinctive by virtue of the pointed, protruding "horns" above their eyes. These creations are the closest representation to real horned lizards. When you hold one in your hand, you will believe that it is real. The feeling of holding a horned lizard will stay in your memory forever. All figurines are hand painted and made with pewter. The Texas and California lizards have developed different colorings.