Globally near threatened (NT) (Source: IUCN Red List)

Classification
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All Names

  • French
    • Lézard perlé
    • Monstre de gila
    • Monstre De Gila
  • English
    • Gila Monster
  • Scientific Names
    • Heloderma suspectum
  • Seri
    • paaza
  • Spanish
    • Lagarto de Gila
    • Monstruo de Gila
  • Portuguese
    • Monstro-de-gila

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

deaklundlee

Date

April 11, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Weather: sunny and warm
Wind: calm
Behavior: This Gila monster was just leisurely walking across the maintenance road in a westerly direction.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

mgochfeld

Date

April 13, 2015

Description

After several hours of searching, we heard a nearby boy scout yell "Gila Monster". Lucky we were within earshot. They are being encountered at least weekly in Sabino Canyon. Photo by Joanna Burger

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

bioricardopulido

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Monstruo de gila

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

andy_hubbard

Date

April 13, 2015 11:31 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Within Desert Research Learning Center compound

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

vgdos

Date

April 12, 2015 10:12 AM MST

Description

Found this beautiful creature on Tanque Verde Ridge trail.
It hissed a bit as it ever so slowly moved away from me.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

patrick_mcgowan

Date

April 10, 2015 09:13 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

patrick_mcgowan

Date

April 7, 2015 05:30 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

norma6201

Date

September 12, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Large, abour 1 ft. long. Coral colored with black semi banded blotches and black head. Beaded like scaling. Enlarged tail.
(see my photo).

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

trosenmeier

Date

April 6, 2015 09:55 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saw second one crossing Box Canyon Road about 15 minutes later.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

alanrosesia

Date

April 2, 2015 09:08 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen in Sabino Canyon

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

jamescastle

Date

March 30, 2015

Description

Adult GIMO crossing road.

Location from cell phone

32.11.3 N
-110.42.36W

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

tdacanyon2

Date

April 4, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum, /ˈhiːlə/ HEE-lə) is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. A heavy, slow-moving lizard, up to 60 cm (2.0 ft) long, the Gila monster is the only venomous lizard native to the United States and one of only two known species of venomous lizards in North America, the other being its close relative, the Mexican beaded lizard (H. horridum). Though the Gila monster...

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.