Distribution

Gila monsters occur from near sea level to about 5,090 ft (1,550 m) from southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, and

A Mexican beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum) in western Mexico. (Photo by Animals Animals ©Joe McDonald. Reproduced by permission.)

southeastern California throughout much of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, and part of southwestern New Mexico. The Mexican beaded lizards occur from sea level to about 5,250 ft (1,600 m) along the Pacific foothills of Mexico from southern Sonora to Chiapas, along Pacific drainages in southern Guatemala, and along two Atlantic drainages in Chiapas and eastern Guatemala.

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