Definition of beaded lizard in English:

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beaded lizard

noun

A venomous lizard with a stout body, short limbs, a large blunt head, and bead-like scales, occurring from the south-western US to Guatemala.
  • Family Helodermatidae and genus Heloderma: the Mexican beaded lizard (H. horridum) and the Gila monster.
Example sentences
  • Moreover, like many snakes - but unlike any other lizards - Gila monsters and beaded lizards are venomous.
  • At rest, Gila monsters and beaded lizards have among the lowest metabolic rates ever measured in lizards - far lower than the rates in monitor lizards.
  • The only poisonous lizards are the Gila monster and the beaded lizard, both of which live in the deserts of Mexico and Arizona.

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