Stance and skin channels harvest rainwater: Texas horned lizard
The body of Texas horned lizards captures rainwater via splayed stance and interscalar channels on the skin.
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Phrynosoma cornutum HARLAN 1825
[Texas horned lizard]
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern
Habitat(s): Desert, Grassland
Some organism data provided by: TIGR Reptile Database
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Deployable structures to capture rainwater, irrigation systems that mimic the interscalar channels, water and other liquid distribution systems that minimize evaporative losses.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Water harvesting, agriculture, utilities