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The Mexican beaded lizard is the most famous of the four species of venomous beaded lizards found principally in Mexico and southern Guatemala. It and its congener the Gila monster are the only lizards known to have evolved an overt venom delivery system. The beaded lizard is larger than the Gila monster, but has duller coloration, black with yellowish bands of differing width depending on the species. As it is a specialized predator that feeds primarily upon eggs, the primary use of its venom is.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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Uploaded Mar 29, 2015. Captured Jan 1, 1970 01:00 in 4401 Zoo Parkway, Grant, NC 27205, USA.
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  • 1/25s
  • ISO3200
  • 0.00900900mm