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Gila Monster

Heloderma suspectum

Gilamonster Gallery

About the Gila Monster


Geographic Range:


Class: Reptilia  
Order: Squamata  
Family: Helodermatidae
Genus: Heloderma  
Species: suspectum 

Gila monsters are found in rocky desert scrub and foothill areas from northwest Mexico to southwest United States.