Heloderma Wiegmann 1829 (beaded lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata

Parent taxon: Varanoidea according to M. S. Y. Lee and M. W. Caldwell 2000

See also Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, Estes 1983, Frank and Ramus 1996, Galbreath 1953 and Yi and Norell 2013

Sister taxa: Aiolosaurus, Arcanosaurus, Helodermatidae, Judeasaurus, Ovoo, Pachyvaranidae, Parasaniwidae, Saniwinae, Varanidae

Subtaxa: Heloderma horridum Heloderma suspectum Heloderma texana

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: Arizona, California, Nevada collections)

• Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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