Definition of Horned toad
1. Noun. Insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body; of western North America.
Generic synonyms: Iguanid, Iguanid Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Phrynosoma, Phrynosoma
Specialized synonyms: Phrynosoma Cornutum, Texas Horned Lizard
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Literary usage of Horned toad
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1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1914)
"To all intents and purposes the horned toad was as dead as Rameses I. But what mattered that, argued the judge, if the horned toad was still alive in the ..."
2. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"REGAL HORNED "TOAD," P. regale. Two large, central head spines, ... Thus far, in this chapter, the writer has used freely the name "horned toad," but he ..."
3. The Golden State: A History of the Region West of the Rocky Mountains by Rolander Guy McClellan (1872)
"... Zoology—Relics of antiquity—Animals—Birds—Fishes—Bull and bear fights—Reptiles—Bees—horned toad—Whales. CALIFORNIA in her zoological department exhibits ..."
4. Schat-chen: History, Traditions and Narratives of the Queres Indians of by John Malcolm Gunn (1917)
"... THE COYOTE AND THE horned toad On the sunny side of a big, standing, sandstone rock sat a horn toad, duh-bin-ish-ki, singing a song. ..."
5. The Reptiles of the Pacific Coast and Great Basin: An Account of the Species by John Van Denburgh (1897)
"Blainville's horned toad is an inhabitant of the coastal slopes of San Diego, ... CALIFORNIA horned toad. Phrynosoma frontalis, VAN D., Proc. Calif. Acad. ..."