Mexican Beaded Lizard & Rio Fuerte Bearded Lizard:
Heloderma horridum & Heloderma exasperatum
Distribution and Habitat
Lives primarily in sub-humid tropics to arid areas. They can be found in Mexico, mostly along the Pacific coast.
They are primarily nocturnal creatures, hunt for their food year round. They also climb, burrow and swim.
The beaded lizard has a dark body with yellow bands on its tail, small bumps covering its entire body, and venom glands in their lower jaw. The average length for an adult is 36 in. and weight is 5 lbs.