Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

By Wade C. Sherbrooke

* positive factors designated species money owed; offers details on horned lizard biology, ecology, and evolution; and describes the position of those attention-grabbing reptiles in mythology, tradition, and art

* Covers the USA, Mexico, and Canada, and comprises all species of horned lizards

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