Gila monster

The Gila monster is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Gila Monster is a patriotic lizard, beautifully colored and the largest lizard native to the United States! Gila Monster Contents * Distribution: * Description: * Care and Feeding: More

The Gila monster is one of only a handful of venomous lizards in the world. Others include the similar-looking Mexican beaded lizards, as well as iguanas and monitor lizards. Its venom is a fairly mild neurotoxin. More

Though the Gila monster is venomous, its sluggish nature means that it represents little threat to humans. However, it has earned a fearsome reputation, and is sometimes killed by hikers and homeowners, despite being protected by state law in Arizona and Nevada. More

Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) photographed by Chuck Harris, Solera at Johnson Ranch in 2007Photograph © 2007 Chuck Harris. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Gila Monsters are large, up to 22 inches (56 cm) long (14 inches or 36 cm from nose to vent). More

Gila monsters spend most of their lives hidden below the ground. This is responsible for the limited information we have about them. There are three things that make them particularly well suited for the harsh environment in which they live. More

The Gila monster is one of only two species of venomous lizards (its cousin, the Mexican beaded lizard, is the other). It can bite quickly and hold on tenaciously. More

The Gila monster (pronounced /ˈhiːlə/) is a venomous desert lizard. The Gila monster’s name comes from the Gila River in Arizona, USA. The Gila monster is heavy and slow, for a lizard. It can grow up to 2 feet(60 cm) long. More

Shy and beautiful, the Gila Monster is also highly venomous. SKIN Gila (HEE-luh) Monster scales are rounded and pebblelike, and they don't overlap. The scales—especially those on the Gila Monster's head—are supported beneath the skin by bony elements called osteoderms. More

The gila monster must fix its teeth deeply in a certain position to give a fatal bite. The only other member of the genus Heloderma, the beaded lizard, H. horridum, is a somewhat larger black and yellow lizard, found in W Mexico. More

In The Giant Gila Monster, most of the plot is given over to a group of hot-rod enthusiasts, headed by nice-guy Chace Winstead (Don Sullivan), who sometimes breaks into song. More

The gila monster is a stout-bodied lizard that grows 18 to 24 inches in length. More

gilamonsterbg: Gila MonsterCOMMON NAME: Gila Monster SCIENTIFIC NAME: Heloderma suspectum DESCRIPTION: VENOMOUS NOTE: It is illegal to collect or posses a gila monster without a permit. More

The Gila monster is a large, heavy- bodied lizard reaching a little over 1 More

Gila Monsters are one of only two species of seriously venomous lizards! Range Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts of extreme southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, southeastern California, Arizona and southwestern New Mexico into Mexico. More

The gila monster is the largest lizard in the United States and can be up to twenty inches in length and two pounds in weight, though generally they are about 14 inches long. It has a large head, round body and short legs. More

The Gila Monster is a large, venomous lizard. This slow-moving predator was named for the Gila River Basin in the southwestern United States. The Gila Monster's scientific name is Heloderma suspectum (genus and species). More

Gila Monster - With the possible exception of the vampire bat, no North American animal has been the source of more superstitions, legends, and exaggerated claims than the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum). More

The Gila monster is heavily built and moves slowly on four short legs, dragging a thick, short, blunt tail. Food is stored in the tail, and the lizard can live for months on this reserve. More

The gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is one reptile that comes with its own mythos. More

The Gila monster deservedly stands as a symbol of the Sonoran Desert. The largest lizard in the US, it is one of only two venomous lizards in the entire world; the other is the closely-related Mexican beaded lizard. Venom is injected through grooved teeth in the lower jaw. More

On the 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the gila monster is listed as Near Threatened. Diet In the wild, the gila monster feeds on small rodents and mammals, which it digs out of the ground using its powerful forelimbs. More

• The Gila monster is named for the Gila River in Arizona. • It has been reported that the Gila monster may flip over while its jaws are still clamped onto prey. This move may help its venom flow into the wound. More

the Gila Monster and the Mexican beaded lizard. The shy Gila Monster is one of seven reptiles species protected by Arizona law since 1952. They are the surviving members of an ancient beaded lizard family, distinguished by their colorful beaded skins. More

Gila monsters are located in the southwestern United States. The states include California, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. There are several deserts that span this region and these include the Mojave and Sonora. More

The Gila Monster is a large fat lizard with a large head, tiny eyes and a fat stumpy tail. The color is usually a mottled blend of orange or pink and black. More

The Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) is one of two known venomous lizards, the other being the Mexican beaded lizard, Heloderma horridum. More

· When they bite, Gila monsters hang on with a strong grip and chew. · Exendin-4, a component of Gila monster venom, is currently being tested as a new drug for treating type 2 diabetes. More

Common names

Gila in Hungarian - Magyar
gila monster in English - English
Gila-Krustenechse in German - Deutsch
Gilalisko in Finnish - suomen kieli
Heloderma arizońska in Polish - polski
Heloderma suspectum in Romanian - română
Lagarto de Gila in Spanish - español
Lézard perlé in French - français
Monstre de gila in Catalan - Català
Monstre de gila in French - français
Monstruo de gila in Spanish - español
Šiurpusis nuodadantis in Lithuanian - lietuvių kalba
suspectum: Reticulate Gila Monster in English - English
Гила чудовиште in Macedonian - македонски јазик
הלודרמה מרירית in Hebrew - ‫עברית
アメリカドクトカゲ in Japanese - 日本語

Order : Squamata
Family : Helodermatidae
Genus : Heloderma
Species : Heloderma suspectum
Authority : Cope, 1869