Scientific Name: Phrynosoma asio

Found In: Mexico/Savanna, dry forests, and agricultural areas

Size: Adults average 6 inches in length

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of ants, termites, beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, and crickets.

Threat Level: Least Concern. Although this species is subject to pet trade, no major threats are known.

Facts: The spines on its back and sides are made from modified scales.

Giant Horned Lizard at the Virginia Zoo