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Mexican Bearded Lizard

Heloderma horridum

Range

  • Mexico’s Sonoran and Sinaloan drainage basins

Habitat

  • Desert

Diet

  • Rodents
  • Small birds
  • Eggs

Bearded lizards are one of only two known species of venomous lizards.

They live in Mexico’s Sonoran and Sinaloan drainage basins, eating rodents, small birds, and eggs. When irritated, they will hiss loudly and have even been known to jump towards whatever is provoking them.

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