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Heloderma horridum  (Wiegmann, 1829)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 585899

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Heloderma horridum horridum (Wiegmann, 1829)
  Common Name(s): Mexican Beaded Lizard [English]
    Beaded Lizard [English]
    Lagarto enchaquirado [Spanish]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyHelodermatidae Gray, 1837 – Venomous Lizards, Beaded Lizards, Gila Monsters  
                                  GenusHeloderma Wiegmann, 1829 – Beaded Lizards, Gila Monsters  
                                     SpeciesHeloderma horridum (Wiegmann, 1829) – Mexican Beaded Lizard, Beaded Lizard, Lagarto enchaquirado  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Heloderma horridum, Beaded Lizard[English]   
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES species: Index of CITES species, document (version 2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2013. Checklist of CITES species. CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Available online at   
  Reference for: Heloderma horridum   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Heloderma horridum   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Lagarto enchaquirado[Spanish]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Heloderma horridum   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Reiserer, Randall S., Gordon W. Schuett, and Daniel D. Beck  
  Publication Date: 2013   
  Article/Chapter Title: Taxonomic reassessment and conservation status of the beaded lizard, Heloderma horridum (Squamata: Helodermatidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, vol. 7, no. 1   
  Page(s): 74-96   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1525-9153   
  Notes: Hardcopy ISSN 1083-446X. Available online at   
  Reference for: Heloderma horridum   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Mexico, Native  



  Comment: CITES: Appendix II under Heloderma except the subspecies included in Appendix I, per 2013 Checklist of CITES species: Index of CITES species published with amendments to the Appendices and changes in standard scientific nomenclature following the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Bangkok, 2013). For current status see  



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