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- Title: Phrynosoma Cornutum
- State/Province/Region: Arizona
- Country: United States
- Nearest Area: Catalina State Park
- Nearest Town: Tucson
- Brief Directions: Catalina State Park is north of Tucson.
- GPS Longitude: -110.9
- GPS Latitude:
- Best Season: Spring
- Description: A beautifully camouflaged Horned Toad (Phrynosoma cornutum) basks in the morning sun in Catalina State Park near Tucson, AZ. The misnamed Horned Toad is not a toad but is a member of the lizard family. The popular name comes from its rounded body and blunt snout, which give it a decidedly toad-like appearance. Phrynosoma literally means "toad-bodied," and cornutum means "horned". Its horns are extensions of its cranium and contain true bone.
- Gear: Canon 5D Mk III, EF180mm Macro
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