VENOMOUS LIZARDS OF THE UNITED STATES


Let me start by saying that I am not a herpetologist. This page is designed to list the venomous lizards of the United States, but should in no way be considered an authoritative list. This page was compiled from information in the public domain, and has not been reviewed by a herpetologist.

There is only one species of venomous lizard that is native to the United States, which is the species Heloderma suspectum, commonly referred to as the Gila Monster. There are two subspecies that exist:

  1. Banded Gila Monster - Heloderma suspectum cinctum
  2. Reticulated Gila Monster - Heloderma suspectum suspectum

The Gila Monster is a protected species. It is named after the Gila Basin in Arizona. There are many myths about the Gila Monster, but there are just as many interesting and unique facts about them as well.

For more information on the Gila Monster, please visit the sites below.


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