Gila monster biting

Title Info
Common name Gila Monster
Scientific name Heloderma suspectum
Taxonomic group Helodermatidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Selection and adaptations Coloration
Coloration Aposematic coloration
Organisms Animals
Animals Reptiles
Date 2000
Location Arizona,USA,North America

Aposematic coloration in gila monster, Arizona. Gila monsters, the largest lizards in the USA, are known for their poisonous bites. Once they bite, they may hold on for a long time, chewing and injecting their painful venom. The black-and-pink coloration appears to be a classic example of aposematic coloring, although in this dappled early morning light, it also appears to be cryptic coloration.