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

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

arizonamike

Date

May 25, 2016 09:58 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

About sixteen inches long. Was right in the middle of the Jeep trail when I drove up. Hissed at me when I tried to get close to take a picture.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

michaeldozier

Date

May 12, 2016 07:36 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

fiddlinghiker

Date

May 23, 2016 08:16 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saguaro National Park

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

timbo-az

Date

May 21, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

For security, I've moved the location to the Horseshoe Ranch.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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paul56

Date

May 21, 2016 04:19 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

celinaw

Date

May 18, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Was seen around 9:30am

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

celinaw

Date

May 16, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I was seen around 9 am.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

desertpig

Date

May 2, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

On the Loma Verde Trail, just north of the intersection of Squeeze Pen Trail. The Gila Monster was walking down the trail towards us, went up a small step just a few feet from us and ambled into the desert.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

desertpig

Date

April 28, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

In Javelina Wash, about .1 mile south of Pink Hill Trail at Saguaro National Park East. It was about 11 AM.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

desertpig

Date

May 16, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

At Saguaro National Park East, on the Loma Verde Trail, just south of the Pink Hill Trail. It was 8:30 AM, sunny but with clouds, and about 75. The Gila Monster was about 12 inches long.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

chris_hass

Date

May 12, 2016 08:47 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

jonnie

Date

May 9, 2016
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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.
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