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

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All Names

  • 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

baileyk111

Date

July 16, 2015 12:46 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found at RMD in subunit 4A.

Photos / Sounds

What

Banded Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. cinctum

Observer

mjskinner

Date

July 28, 2012 09:35 AM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Banded Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum ssp. cinctum

Observer

codyhough

Date

June 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Crossing the road while looking for rattlesnakes.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

jrotzeke

Date

June 27, 2015 09:45 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

d_b

Date

August 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

lamarsh

Date

June 6, 2015 08:50 AM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

patrick_mcgowan

Date

May 30, 2015 08:02 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

lizardrock74

Date

May 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The Gila Monster was just on the side of the road and visible from the paved street. It did not move for a couple of minutes until it made its way back in the bushes/dirt.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

ivar

Date

May 12, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Observed crossing road at Sabino Canyon Picnic Grounds. Was moving confidently, beneath overcast skies.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

hollymhillaz

Date

April 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

walking across Cactus Forest Dr from east to west at 1008 am.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

hollymhillaz

Date

May 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Walking from west to east across the Cactus Forest Dr at 1107am, hid under a bush.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum

Observer

hollymhillaz

Date

April 8, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Walking across the Cactus Forest Dr from east to west at 1042 am.

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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.