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Gi·la mon·ster

(hē'lă mon'stĕr),
A large poisonous lizard, Heloderma suspectum of New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico.
[Gila, a river in Arizona]

Gila monster

(hē′lə)
n.
A large stocky venomous lizard (Heloderma suspectum) of the southwest United States and western Mexico, having black and orange, pink, or yellowish beadlike scales.

Gila monster

Heloderma suspectum, a poisonous, legged reptile, colored brown with orange spots and a skin covered with large beadlike tubercles. Venom injected by bites causes local pain and swelling that is soon followed by vomiting, shock and depression of the central nervous system.
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Gila monster. By permission from Cooper JE,Sainsbury AW, Exotic Species, Mosby, 1994
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However, previously published reports described an aggressive interaction between Morafka's desert tortoise and a Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum), where a female tortoise was observed attacking a Gila monster that tried to raid her nest and eat her eggs (Vaughan, 1984; Barrett and Humphrey, 1986; Zylstra et al.
Since that time, Haxel has seen about a half dozen other Gila Monsters in Arizona; Nevada; and Sonora, Mexico further confirming his identification of the specimen seen in the Chocolate Mountains.
Consider, for example, what fossils say about the ages of the sandhill crane (10 million years old), the Gila monster (30 million years old) or the tailed frog (150 million years old).
Below we present a description of a new species of coccidian from captive Gila monsters at the Dallas Zoo.
Photographs of all known Gila monsters from California are included herein, most of which have never been published.
Most of the critters here can be found in nearby Saguaro National Park, but in that natural world you might have to sneak about with a flashlight in the evening to spy such nocturnal creatures as rattlesnakes, scorpions or gila monsters.
Jude McNally, assistant director at the Arizona Poison Control Center, confirms that Gila monsters can indeed be painfully poisonous.
This place is probably crawling with snakes, gila monsters, and who-knows-what-else.
Simply gorgeous drawings by John Francis from cover to inside encourage leisure browsing and reading despite a title which sounds quite ordinary: once inside, kids in grades 4-6 will find How Animals Live is packed from cover to cover with inviting natural history facts about a wide range of animals, from jewel fish and wild schools of animals to gila monsters.
Killer, Evil or Giant Slugs, Worms, Snowmen, Klowns, Catfish, Frogs, Trolls, Ticks, Christmas Trees, Grasshoppers, Blobs, Elves, Elevators, Gila Monsters, Leprechauns, Shews, Bats and Rats - plus Attacking Vegetables and Fungi of any kind (including, but not limited to avocados, tomatoes and mushrooms)
The Batistes appear tonight with the r&b-oriented Gila Monsters at LunaPark in West Hollywood.
Players will follow the entwined adventures of an armored scorpion and a stealthy tarantula as they struggle against a variety of creatures including vicious Gila monsters, tarantula wasps, black widows, and the most dangerous predator of all - Man.