In the second leg of our survey of the endangered herp species of California, we enter the unique atmosphere of the open desert, and experience the effects that development and climate changes have had on its herps.
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The Flat-tailed Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma mcallii, is unusual among horned lizards in that it uses both cryptic camouflage and deceptive speed to avoid predators. However, the changes that development brings have given predators a surprising new advantage in hunting down the lizards, and thus their populations are in danger across much of their range. Find out why here.