Lizard, a scaly reptile closely related to snakes. Lizards live chiefly in warm regions. Many inhabit deserts and semiarid regions; others live in fields and forests. Most dwell on the ground; some burrow into the soil; still others spend much of their time either in trees or in water.The banded gecko is a lizard native to the southwestern United States.
Snails are home hoppers -- they'll leave small or damaged shells behind when they find better digs. Are turtles the same, or are they a little more invested in their keratin coverings?
Horned Toad, or Horned Lizard is a desert lizard of the western United States and Mexico.