beaded lizard

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Related to Mexican beaded lizards: Helodermatidae

beaded lizard:

see gila monstergila monster
, venomous lizard, Heloderma suspectum, found in the deserts of the SW United States and NW Mexico. It averages 18 in. (45 cm) in length, with a large head, stout body, thick tail that acts as a food reservoir, and short legs with strong claws.
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As their name suggests, Mexican beaded lizards are native to central and western Mexico and have raised hard bead-like scales all over their body, which is varying shades of black and yellow.
Right: The Mexican beaded lizards at Dudley Zoo and senior keeper Sam Grove, inset

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