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Thursday, October 20, 2011


Beauty Of Animal | Lizard | Beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum) is a type of poisonous lizards found mainly in southern Mexico and Guatemala. Along with its homogeneous, and a generation that monster (Heloderma suspectum), is the only orchid operations have evolved venom delivery of public order, and has long been considered only poisonous lizard. Beaded Lizard Gila Monster more but dull crayon, black with yellow bands of different display depending on the type subtitle. Specialized predator that feeds primarily on eggs, and the use of poison in the primary is still a source of controversy among scientists. However, it has been found to contain this poison many enzymes useful for the manufacture of medicines in the treatment of diabetes, and pharmacological research on the use of poison is under way.

Threatened throughout its range by habitat loss and overcollection, but the extinction of animals is protected. Motagua Valley and the strain (HH charlesborgeti) is one of the rarest lizards in the world, and has a population of wild animals is less than 200. Beaded lizard and one of those who live near relative, Gila monster (H. suspectum), as well as many extinct relatives in the evolutionary history Helodermatidae that can be traced back to the Cretaceous period. I have found in the genus Heloderma since the Miocene, when H. texana ranged throughout most of North America. because Helodermatids remained relatively unchanged morphologically, is sometimes considered as living fossils. Although the orchid embroidered seems closely related to monitor lizards (varanids) from Africa, Asia and Australia, and the separation of a wide geographical and unique features not found in varanids indicates that is better for the lizard embroidered in a family separate.

Have been described for the first time in 1829 by the species as Wiegmann Arend horridum Trachyderma, however, which he called the Heloderma horridum six months later.have in Heloderma means "studded skin", from the ancient Greek words, Chairman of the skin or nail nail and epidermis, meaning. Specific name, Horrĭdum, is a Latin word meaning rough or rude.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Chordata
Class:     Reptilia
Order:     Squamata
Superfamily:     Varanoidea
Family:     Helodermatidae
Genus:     Heloderma
Species:     H. horridum

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