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Heloderma.net - Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)

heloderma suspectum

GILA-Monsters have inhabited our planet earth for about 100 million years and are contemporary with the dinosaurs.

The "dinos" as we know have been "extinguished" but Gila Monsters still inhabit North America and Mexico.

This Website wants to inform you about the Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum). Its close relative, the Beaded Lizard (Heloderma horridum) is not part of this discussion.
We exclude long descriptions as the information is intended to be interpreted by the numerous pictures and video animations.

HELODERMA is the only so far known venomous lizard. None of the presented material or photos should animate anyone to touch these lizards.

The genus Heloderma is protected under Cites as an Appendix II species.

Anyone that wants further information about this species of Heloderma is welcome to contact me via this website.

This website was presented in German November 1st, 2006.
The English version followed March 1st, 2007;
the Italian version followed Oktober 15th, 2007;
the Russian version followed February 1st, 2008;
the French version followed January 23rd, 2009;
the Spanish version followed August 30rd, 2009.

NEW The chapter "Anatomy-Morphology" followed Nov. 23th, 2011;

Special thanks for proofreading to:

My wife Renate German
Bruce Feldhammer English
Daniel Ripa Italian
Natalia Kedo Russian
Inmaculada de la Muela Spanish

For translation:

Jean-Michel Heffner into French
Marco Zanoli into Italian
Naila Kirilmaz into Russian
Natalia Kedo into Russian
Sarah Jagalski into Spanish