horned lizardhorned lizard
Any of several lizards of the genus Phrynosoma of western North America and Central America, having short horns on the head, a wide flattened spiny body, and a short tail. Also called horned toad, horny toad.
(plural horned lizards)
- Any of some 14 species of lizard in the genus Phrynosoma, generally with wide toad-shaped bodies less than a foot long, noted for the horny structures on their heads.