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

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  • 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

ivar

Date

May 12, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Observed crossing road at Sabino Canyon Picnic Grounds. Was moving confidently, beneath overcast skies.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

hollymhillaz

Date

April 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

walking across Cactus Forest Dr from east to west at 1008 am.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

hollymhillaz

Date

May 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Walking from west to east across the Cactus Forest Dr at 1107am, hid under a bush.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

hollymhillaz

Date

April 8, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Walking across the Cactus Forest Dr from east to west at 1042 am.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

hollymhillaz

Date

March 27, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Walking across the Cactus Forest Dr from west to east at 0914.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

hollymhillaz

Date

May 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

First sighting of the day. Crossing the Cactus Forest Road from west to east. Moving quit fast hid under the brush.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

hollymhillaz

Date

May 21, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Second siting on this day. Seen at 0956. Walking slowly on the pavement on the side of Cactus Forest Road.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

jp2

Date

May 15, 2015 03:00 PM MST

Description

Two Gila monsters were mating right beside the road so I could photograph them.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

chris_hass

Date

May 15, 2015 08:52 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

dwarnecke

Date

May 12, 2015 10:49 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Reticulate Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. suspectum

Observer

leptonia

Date

May 8, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Crossing road

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

gila monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

atira

Date

May 12, 2015

Description

The specimen was warming itself in a roadway in the Park. The day was totally cloudy and about 78 degrees. It was .5 mile from the gate on the south extension of the road. It wandered off into the desert to get away from me. It had pink colors and was about 9-10 inches long.

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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.