Biology of Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards
by Daniel Beck
No two lizard species have spawned as much folklore, wonder, and myth as the Gila Monster, Heloderma suspectum, and the Beaded Lizard, H. horridum—the sole survivors of an ancient group of predacious lizards called the Monstersauria. More like snakes on legs, monstersaurs are a walking contradiction: they are venomous yet don't appear to use their venom for subduing prey;...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by University of California Press
(first published 2009)
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Will be of interest to herpetologists and individuals interested in the desert regions of the southwestern US. You have to skip over some of the technical details. The photographs are good. You will find the book more interesting if you have seen the animals. They are on exibit at the Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum outside Tucson AZ.