beaded lizard

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Related to beaded lizards: Helodermatidae, Heloderma suspectum

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.
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.
Biology of Gila monsters and beaded lizards. University of California Press, Berkeley.