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

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

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

durieudm

Date

April 15, 2014 05:30 PM MST

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.

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

jmuller51

Date

July 26, 2013 09:29 AM CDT

Description

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge,

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

jmuller51

Date

July 22, 2013

Description

Crossing entrance road toward headquarters

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

belinda

Date

March 31, 2014

Place

Arizona (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

mjryan

Date

May 10, 2013

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

Photos / Sounds

What

Reticulate Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. suspectum

Observer

durieudm

Date

March 21, 2014

Place

Tucson, AZ (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

bikash

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

What

Reticulate Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. suspectum

Observer

durieudm

Date

March 14, 2014

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Square

What

Reticulate Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. suspectum

Observer

kevinallen

Date

March 13, 2014 03:13 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Banded Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. cinctum

Observer

kevinallen

Date

March 13, 2014 03:13 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Reticulate Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. suspectum

Observer

kevinallen

Date

March 13, 2014 03:01 PM MDT
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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.