Coast Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum)

  • Post category:PRESERVE


  • Found within 5 miles of the Preserve1
  • Threatened


  • Inhabits open areas of sandy soil and low vegetation in valleys, foothills and semiarid mountains
  • Also found in grasslands, coniferous forests, woodlands, and chaparral, with open areas and patches of loose soil2

Feeding Behavior/Diet

  • Eats mainly ants
  • Also consumes other small invertebrates such as spiders, beetles, termites, flies, honeybees, moth larvae, and grasshoppers


  • Lays 6 – 21 eggs (averaging around 12) from May to June
  • Eggs hatch from August to September
  • Some females may lay two clutches of eggs in a year3

1 HELIX Environmental Planning Carson Creek Preserve Long Term Management Plan Rev 6/15/2021

2 Wikipedia