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

chuckp

Date

April 17, 2016 01:35 PM MST

Description

Gila Monster was crossing road, headed east, about 1.5-2.5 miles north of Javelina picnic area. Moved under a large prickly pear cactus just 15 feet off road. Stayed there and rested in part shade. He paid little attention to me.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

atdahl

Date

March 29, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

entomo-logic

Date

April 20, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

20cm long.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

entomo-logic

Date

April 20, 2016 08:22 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

24cm long. Found at an elevation of 4,828ft.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

stevejones

Date

April 21, 2016 09:15 AM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

entomo-logic

Date

April 15, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

23cm long.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Banded Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. cinctum

Observer

sandboa

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

(Photo with me courtesy of Tim Evans) - https://www.herpmapper.org/voucher/6502/full.jpg

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

entomo-logic

Date

March 30, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

entomo-logic

Date

April 7, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

30cm long.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

dickshattuck

Date

April 4, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

lamarsh

Date

April 2, 2016 09:22 AM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

entomo-logic

Date

March 31, 2016

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.
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