Beaded Lizard

The Beaded Lizard is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum) is a species of venomous lizard found principally in Mexico and southern Guatemala. More

A close up of a beaded lizards head Example of a beaded lizards skin The Mexican Beaded Lizard is one of only two venomous lizards in the world, the other being the Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum). It’s latin name consists of the two words Heloderma horridum. More

The beaded lizard is larger than the Gila monster but has duller coloration, black with yellowish bands of differing width depending on the subspecies. More

The beaded lizard, found in western Mexico and parts of Central America, and the closely related American Gila monster are the only two venomous lizards known. More

The Mexican beaded lizard comes in four subspecies (types), and each looks a bit different. The horridum subspecies has a dark background with yellow markings, which can be extensive or almost non-existent. More

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STATUS: The beaded lizard is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Its habitat is being destroyed by human development. More

The beaded lizards are beautiful animals, and the Mexican Beaded Lizard can be very enjoyable to the experienced herp keeper. More

Reproduction information The beaded lizard is a large lizard that can be black or brown in color with yellow spots or bands. The tail can be black or brown with a ringed pattern of alternating dark and yellow banding. More

population of the Beaded Lizard is estimated to number fewer than 200 individuals. Today, the IRCF is working with its key partners, Zootropic and Zoo Atlanta, to save this critically endangered lizard. More

A beaded lizard is a type of reptile whose scientific name is Heloderma horridum. The Latin "Heloderma" means studded skin, hence the common name “beaded. More

The primary website designer at Beaded Lizard is Karen M. Strom. Karen has been a webmaster since October 1993, when she began the website for the Astronomy Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. More

Chiapas Beaded Lizard, Black Beaded Lizard, Black Mexican Beaded Lizard Heloderma horridum alvarezi see larger image Guatemalan Beaded Lizard Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti Zoo Atlanta - Atlanta, GA More

Guatemalan beaded lizard - Extinction Imminent - ARAV The Guatemalan beaded lizard is endemic to the arid, desert region of the Motagua valley in southeastern Guatemala and is one of the most endangered animals in the world. More

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The Gila Monster and the Mexican Beaded Lizard are found in North America, specifically in south-western United States and Mexico. They have a stout body with a broad head, well developed limbs, a short fat tail. They are carnivorous (meat eaters). More

I am an expert in breeding mexican beaded lizards and have a successful colony of over 40 healthy specimens. My reptiles are some of the highest quality you will find in the world. More

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Scientists are now researching the beaded lizard's venom for other medicinal properties. But in the meantime, conservationists are trying to save this precious lizard from extinction. More

The Guatemalan beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti) has not been formally Red listed as a subspecies, but is clearly critically endangered with an estimated 100-to-200 individuals remaining in its dry forest habitat, the size of a Texas cattle ranch, surrounded by unsuitable terrain. More

The beaded lizard is one of two dangerously venomous lizard species in the world, so extreme caution must apply whenever dealing with them in captivity. The beaded lizard is an animal to admire from a safe distance, not one to handle casually. More

Beaded Lizard's color is black and they have big blotches which are usually yellow or white. Mexican Beaded Lizards have black forked tongues which they stick out often like snakes. More

The Guatemalan Beaded Lizard is critically in danger of extinction due to habitat destruction for subsistence farming, illegal collection of specimens for international and local collectors and extermination by local people based on long-held, but false, beliefs regarding the nature of its venom. More

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and its Mexican cousin, the beaded lizard, are the only lizards that are poisonous. These docile, slow-moving creatures are unlikely to bite pets or people, and their venom delivery system is not as efficient as that of a snake. More

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Common names

Beaded Lizard in English - English
Escorpión in Spanish - español
Heloderma horridum in Catalan - Català
Heloderma horridum in Spanish - español
Heloderma meksykańska in Polish - polski
Héloderme granuleux in French - français
Héloderme horrible in French - français
Lagarto de cuentas in Spanish - español
Lagarto enchaquirado in Spanish - español
Lézard perlé in French - français
Mexicaanse korsthagedis in Dutch - Nederlands
Mexican Beaded Lizard in English - English
Shádiʼááhdę́ę́ʼ tiníléí in Navajo - Diné bizaad
Skorpions-Krustenechse in German - Deutsch
Ядозубы#Эскорпион in Russian - русский язык
メキシコドクトカゲ in Japanese - 日本語

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Order : Squamata
Family : Helodermatidae
Genus : Heloderma
Species : Heloderma horridum
Authority : WIEGMANN 1829