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Heloderma

Heloderma

The only genus of poisonous lizards, such as the gila monster, so named because of the tubercular scales which cover their bodies. They are native to Mexico and the southwestern U.S.

Origin: g. Helos, nail, _ derma, skin


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Most venomous animal

... http://www.komododragon.biz/KomodoDragonFactSheet Saliva, Bacteria and Immunity There are only two lizards considered venomous, the Beaded Lizard (Heloderma horridurn), and the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum). Although not strictly venomous, the bite of a Komodo Dragon is not just dangerous ...

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by baikuza
Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:45 am
 
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