While hiking to see the Grand Canyon on the North side, I found this grey and orange lizard running through some downed brush and logs (center of picture).

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Would anyone know what type of lizard this is?


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That's definitely a desert horned lizard although I'm not expert enough to identify the sub-species. This lizard is commonly called the horny toad, which is a pretty awkward name. Whoever thought this would be a good long-lasting brand name learned their lesson when Horny Toad changed to Toad & Co back in 2015.

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