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RETICULATE GILA MONSTER
Heloderma suspectum suspectum

Reticulate Gila Monster - Heloderma suspectum suspectum Heloderma  suspectum  suspectum  from  Pima County,  Arizona
                                                                     Photo by Jason Penney
Reticulate Gila Monster - Heloderma suspectum suspectum Heloderma  suspectum  suspectum  from  Pima County,  Arizona
                                                                     Photo by Jason Penney

Santa Catalina Mountains, Pima County, Arizona - Habitat of Heloderma suspectum suspectum
Habitat  of  Heloderma suspectum suspectum  in  the  Santa Rita
Mountains  of  Pima County, Arizona                 Photo by James D. Bear

Distribution:  In our region, this species occurs in southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.

Legal Status:  Heloderma suspectum suspectum is a protected species in both Arizona and New Mexico.

Reticulate Gila Monster - Heloderma suspectum suspectum Heloderma  suspectum  suspectum  from  Pima County,  Arizona
                                                                        Photo by Diego Ortiz
Juvenile Reticulate Gila Monster - Heloderma suspectum suspectum  Juvenile Heloderma suspectum suspectum  from  Pima  County,
 Az. Note the distinct banded juvenile pattern.  Photo by Diego Ortiz








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