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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What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

stevejones

Date

February 12, 2016 01:31 PM MST

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Square

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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lizlovesnature

Date

December 15, 2007 09:28 PM EST

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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reallifeecology

Date

January 5, 2016 02:19 PM EST

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Description

Chattanooga Zoo

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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dwarnecke

Date

June 3, 2015 05:17 PM MDT

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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brian10

Date

October 15, 2015 02:26 PM MDT

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Description

Upper box canyon, Saguaro NP. 14 in, great specimen.

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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atdahl

Date

July 30, 2015

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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atdahl

Date

May 11, 2015

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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atdahl

Date

March 15, 2015

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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marsrice

Date

September 30, 2015 09:06 AM MDT

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Description

Two individuals within same vicinity observed.

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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dean_g

Date

May 4, 2015

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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lisijoan71

Date

September 12, 2015

Description

approx. 12 inch Gila monster resting near the loma Verde trail/pink hill trail crossing

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Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

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chris30

Date

September 3, 2015

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Description

We were riding bikes approx. 8 am and saw this Gila Monster crossing the road approx. 1/2 mile from Javelina Rocks at Saguaro Nat Park East. Estimated body length 18 inches. Weather mild, heavy monsoons day before.
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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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