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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

On-line version ISSN 2007-8706Print version ISSN 1870-3453


MUNIZ-MARTINEZ, Raúl  and  ROJAS-PEREZ, Manuel Antonio. New report of Mexican scorpion Heloderma horridum (Reptilia: Helodermidae) in Durango State, Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2009, vol.80, n.3, pp.871-873. ISSN 2007-8706.

The Beaded Mexican Reptile is one of the 2 species recognized as venomous reptiles in the world. There are known 3 subspecies of Heloderma horridum, all show a very localized distribution, along the Pacific Coast. At the Southwestern part of Durango, this species was seen at the river Presidio. One specimen of Heloderma horridum, was observed and photographed, by a group of topography technical, who donated the pictures. By using taxonomic keys, the specimen was determined as Heloderma horridum. This species is registered in NOM-ECOL-059-2001, and is considered Amazing species, so the specimen was not collected. This is new registration, broads the geographical distribution of this taxon towards the southwestern of the Sierra Madre Occidental and its presence in Durango state, Mexico.

Keywords : distribution; Gila monster; reptiles.

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