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Gila Monster

Photograph of a Gila monster.

Source: U.S. National Park Service, Tumacarcori National Historical Park

The Gila monster and the Mexican beaded lizard are two types of poisonous (venomous) lizards found in North America. These large, thick-bodied lizards have short, stubby limbs. They live in desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

Current as of: February 26, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

Sean P. Bush MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine, Envenomation Specialist

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