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Heloderma

(hē-lō-dĕr'mă),
The only genus of poisonous lizards, such as the Gila monster, so named because of the tubercular scales that cover their bodies. They are native to Mexico and the southwestern U.S.
[G. hēlos, nail, + derma, skin]

heloderma

(hē″lō-dĕr′mă)
Fibromas that form on the extensor surfaces of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the hands.
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A history of Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum cinctum) records from California with comments on factors affecting their distribution.
mitchelli, n.s.) found in Heloderma suspectum, and its larvae in a tick parasitic upon the Gila monster.
The Gila monster, Heloderma suspectum Cope, 1869 is a large, heavy bodied venomous lizard that ranges from extreme southwestern Utah to northern Sinaloa, Mexico (Stebbins, 1985).
Consideration of the intervening physiography between Mexican and Guatemalan populations of Heloderma and the historical geology of the region prompted speculation that ancestral populations gained entry into the Motagua Valley not from the Grijalva Depression, but from along the Pacific corridor and the Santa Rosa-Jalapa lowlands (Campbell and Vannini, 1988).
Del total de las especies reportadas en este trabajo, el 35% se encontro en alguna categoria de riesgo de la NOM-059-SEMARNAT, de las cuales una ocurre en todas las categorias de riesgo consideradas en este escrito: Heloderma horridum (Amenazada en la NOM, Least Concern en la IUCN, en el apendice II del CITES y una puntuacion Alta en el Environmental Vulnerability Score).
The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is widely distributed in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, especially in the Sonoran Desert (Stebbins 1985; Brown and Carmony 1991), but rare in California.
(5) Reserva Natural para la Conservacion del Heloderma y el Bosque Seco, Asociacion Zootropic, El Arenal, Cabanas, Zacapa, Guatemala.
Lizards could not be identified to species, although one probable Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) crossed a station in Tex Canyon.
This species is widely distributed in North America and has been reported from six genera of anurans, Acris, Bufo, Hyla, Pseudacris, Rana, Scaphiopus; three of Caudata, Desmognathus, Eurycea, Plethodon, seven genera of lizards, Anolis, Eumeces, Elgaria, Gerrhonotus, Heloderma, Sceloporus, Scincella; and one of tortoises, Terrapene (Baker 1987; Goldberg and Bursey 1991).
Los pobladores de las comunidades cercanas al sitio de estudio mencionaron que en el area existen el escorpion y el cantil, cuyas descripciones probablemente corresponden a Heloderma horridum y Agkistrodon bilineatus que fueron reportadas por Casas-Andreu et al.
No se registro especie alguna ocupando todos los horarios de muestreo, Aspodoscelis costata se observo en nueve, Anolis nebulosus en siete, Heloderma horridum en tres, P.