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Phrynosoma braconnieri

(short tailed horned lizard)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

short tailed horned lizard, Short-Tail Horned Lizard

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Lagartija cornuda cola corta


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Biome: Terrestrial [1].

Ecology: It is found in primary and secondary tropical deciduous forest , scrubland and primary oak forest. It can be found in traditional agricultural areas, such as corn fields . It is a viviparous species.[1].

List of Habitats :


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Phrynosoma braconnieri — Boulenger 1885: 248 • Phrynosoma braconnieri — Gentry 1885: 147 • Phrynosoma braconnieri — Liner 1994 • Phrynosoma braconnieri — Liner 2007 • Phrynosoma braconnieri — Smith & Taylor 1950: 100


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Holotype: MNHN (Paris) Reproduction : viviparous Belongs to the Brevicauda clade fide LEACHE & MCGUIRE 2006.

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Phrynosoma

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 28 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. asio (Giant Horned Lizard) · P. blainvillii (San Diego Horned Lizard) · P. braconnieri (Short Tailed Horned Lizard) · P. cerroense (Cedros Island Horned Lizard) · P. cornutum (Texas Horned Lizard) · P. coronatum (Blainville Horned Lizard) · P. coronatum blainvilli (Coast Horned Lizard) · P. coronatum blainvillii (Coast Horned Lizard) · P. coronatum frontale (California Horned Lizard) · P. ditmarsi (Rock Horned Lizard) · P. douglasii (Pygmy Horned Lizard) · P. douglasii douglasii (Pygmy Short-Horned Lizard) · P. douglassi (Greater Short Horned Lizard) · P. douglassii (Eastern Short-Horned Lizard) · P. douglassii douglassii (Pigmy Short-Horned Lizard) · P. douglassii hernandesi (Mountain Short-Horned Lizard) · P. douglassii ornatissimum (Desert Short-Horned Lizard) · P. douglassii ornatum (Salt Lake Short-Horned Lizard) · P. hernandesi (Greater Short-Horned Lizards) · P. mcallii (Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard) · P. modestum (Round-Tailed Horned Lizard) · P. orbiculare (Mexican Horned Toad) · P. platyrhinos (Desert Horned Lizard) · P. platyrhinos calidiarum (Desert Horned Lizard) · P. platyrhinos platyrhinos (Desert Horned Lizard) · P. solare (Regal Horned Lizard) · P. taurus (Mexican Horned Lizard) · P. wigginsi (Gulf Coast Horned Lizard)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 27, 2008:



  1. Canseco-Márquez, L., Mendoza-Quijano, F. & Ponce-Campos, P. 2007. Phrynosoma braconnieri. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-01-30