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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

patrick_mcgowan

Date

June 25, 2014 07:06 AM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

jamoreno

Date

July 8, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

These chew signs came from a Gila monster that became trapped overnight in a neighbor's garage. The black plastic is from the garage door weather stripping. I was able to match the size of the bite marks to the Gila monster's jaw size.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

mjryan

Date

June 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Active at night 10 meters from Sabino Lake (which was dry). It was walking in dry leaves and moving to a brush pile.

Photos / Sounds

What

Reticulate Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. suspectum

Observer

durieudm

Date

July 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Around 10 pm, a day after the first heavy summer rain. Temperature 85 degrees F.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

durieudm

Date

April 15, 2014 05:30 PM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me... Love how that works. Normally I wouldn't post an observation without photo, but Gila Monster sightings are rare enough as it is.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

jmuller51

Date

July 26, 2013 09:29 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge,

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

jmuller51

Date

July 22, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Crossing entrance road toward headquarters

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

belinda

Date

March 31, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

mjryan

Date

May 10, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

dried stream bed, Sabina Canyon, Tucson, AZ.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

richleighton

Date

April 11, 2013 12:41 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Reticulate Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. suspectum

Observer

durieudm

Date

March 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

bikash

Date

the past

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.