Scientific Name: Heloderma exasperatum

Found In: Western Mexico inhabiting woodlands, dry forests, and scrublands

Size: Adults average between 2.5 to 3 feet in length and weigh 3 to 9 pounds.

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of rodents, birds, small reptiles, amphibians, eggs, insects, and carrion.

Threat Level: Threatened. Habitat loss and the exotic pet trade are the major threats to this species.

Facts: This species is venomous and has special grooved teeth to deliver the venom into its prey.