Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment Observations
Catalog #: UAZ 56582-PSV
Occurrence ID (GUID): dbf9fdd8-93d9-44a3-804c-70eda44da58d
Taxon: Heloderma suspectum Cope, 1869
Family: Helodermatidae
Collector: T.R. Van Devender      
Date: 2007-04-19
Additional Collectors: A.L. Reina-G.
Locality: Mexico, Sonora, Naco, Cerro La Bruja, Rancho La Morita, 16.2 km (by air) SE of Naco.
31.2444400  -109.8055600
Elevation: 1520 meters (4986ft)
Habitat: Chihuahuan desertscrub on limestone.
Notes: In natural tube in bedrock on cliff. Emerged at 6:20 P.M. When disturbed it hissed twice and rotated its body so that the armored upper head and back were facing me rather than its soft throat and belly.
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Record Id: dbf9fdd8-93d9-44a3-804c-70eda44da58d
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Thomas R. Van Devender (
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