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 Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)




Gila Monster | Heloderma suspectum photo
Gila Monsters (Heloderma suspectum)

Photograph by Ltshears. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

Gila Monster | Heloderma suspectum photo
Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum

Photograph by Blueag9. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

GILA MONSTER FACTS

Conservation Status
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "near threatened".

Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Sauria)
Family:Helodermatidae
Genus:Heloderma
Species:suspectum
Common Name:Gila Monster