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Gila Monster
Gila Monster
Gila Monster
Information

Size

2 feet (60 centimeters)

Diet

Carnivorous

IUCN

3.1

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Helodermatidae

Genus

Heloderma

Species

H. suspectum

Distribution

Southwestern United States and Mexico, but not Baja California. They inhabit scrubland, succulent desert, and oak woodland, seeking shelter in burrows, thickets, and under rocks in locations with ready access to moisture. They avoid living in open areas such as flats and farmland.

A Gila monster is a kind of lizard with a venomous bite. They can grow to be up to 60 centimeters long.

Food choices Edit

Gila monsters eat bird eggs, reptile eggs, small birds, mammals, frogs, lizards, insects, and carrion.

Habitat Edit

  • southwestern United States
  • Mexico
  • Sonora
  • Arizona
  • Parts of California
  • Parts of Nevada
  • Parts of Utah
  • Parts of New Mexico
  • scrublands (type of area)
  • succulent deserts (type of area)
  • oak woodlands (type of area)

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