Gila monster

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Synonyms for Gila monster

large orange and black lizard of southwestern United States

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Two of Arizona's creepiest creatures, the Gila monster and the tarantula, are shy: the largest lizard in the state is venomous but spends most of its life burrowing underground during the day and coming out at night to eat; the gentle tarantula would rather hide in sandy soil and only releases tiny poisonous hairs when it is threatened.
Other animals described include bats, meerkats, desert tortoise, fennec fox, Gila monster, ostrich, and camels.
Although the Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) is widely distributed throughout the Sonoran and portions of the Mojave Deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, details of its distribution in California are imperfectly known, due to the apparent rarity of the species in that state.
I have encountered snakes, iguanas, and even a Gila monster.
Leipheimer won the Tour of the Gila after finishing first in two of the early stages and coming in third behind Armstrong in the last stage, dubbed the Gila Monster.
The active ingredient in the first GLP-1 analogue to be sold, Lilly's Byetta, is derived from Gila monster lizard spit.
These areas offer healthy, intact ecosystems to dozens of imperiled, border-crossing species like the black bear, desert bighorn sheep, Gila monster, and tropical kingbird.
Clapp said France told him: "A gila monster couldn't survive out here.
This has been isolated from a compound found in Gila monster saliva
Comment: Byetta, derived from the saliva of the Gila monster, mimics the actions of incretins, hormones that enhance glucose-dependent insulin secretion and have other antihyperglycemic effects after they are released into the gut.
A long-acting analogue (chemical compound) derived from the saliva of the Gila monster, Byetta (exenatide) boasts real advantages over insulin for people with type 2 diabetes.
Your options are a King Cobra, a Gila Monster, and a Basilisk Lizard.