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Reticulate Gila Monster - Heloderma suspectum suspectum

Cope, 1869
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Adult, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona.
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Adult, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona Wild-caught captive adult, Arizona.
© Gary Nafis. Specimen courtesy of Randy Babb.
  Reticulate Gila Monster  
  Adult, Chiricahua Mountains,
Cochise County, Arizona
 
     
Habitat
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Habitat, Pinal County, Arizona Habitat, Maricopa County, Arizona Habitat, Chiricahua Mountains,
Cochise County, Arizona
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Habitat, Yavapai County, Arizona Habitat, Pajarito Mountains,
Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Habitat, Chiricahua Mountains,
Cochise County, Arizona
  Reticulate Gila Monster habitat  
  Habitat, Pima County, Arizona  
     
Short Video and Sounds
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A Gila Monster crawls around in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona.
A Reticulate Gila Monster in Pima County, Arizona, wiggles its tail in an apparent "tail decoy" movement. © Steve Bledsoe  




 
A recording of the hissing exhalations of a disturbed Gila Monster.
© Jeff Rice / Western Soundscape Archive
Not to be used without permission.
Captive specimen courtesy of Frank Lundburg.
A recording of the hissing of an upset captive adult courtesy of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
 © Jeff Rice / Western Soundscape Archive Not to be used without permission.
 
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