Texas Horned Lizards

The Texas horned lizard (TCU’s mascot and state reptile of Texas) has been declining through much of its range, including a virtual disappearance from eastern and central Texas, and is now classified as threatened in the state of Texas. Our lab has been conducting population genetic studies of horned lizards across Texas to help inform future reintroduction and management efforts. We are now conducting ecological studies of horned lizards residing in small towns in Karnes County, Texas to better understand what factors allow or inhibit the ability of this species to live in areas modified by people.

Check out our Facebook page: TCU Horny Toad Project