Beaded Lizard

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Beaded Lizard

Heloderma horridum horridum
The beaded lizard, and its relative, the Gila monster, are the only two species of venomous lizards. Named for its bead-like bumpy texture, the beaded lizard uses its venom to paralyze its prey. The venom is injected through its grooved teeth by repeated biting.
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Length: 2.3 – 3.3 ft

Habitat: Dry, tropical forest

Prey: Small animals such as birds, rodents and insects; eggs


Current Range: Western Mexico