Mexican Beaded Lizard: Heloderma horridum & Heloderma Horridum Exasperatum
Distribution and Habitat
The beaded lizard 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.
One of two poison lizards, the beaded lizard has a dark body with yellow bands on its tail. They have small bumps or beads covering its entire body. They have venom glands in their lower jaw. The average size for an adult is 36 inches in length and weighs 5 pounds.