Size of Gila Monster
|Weight||350-700 g [350-700 g (0.77-1.54 lb)]|
|Length||up to 60 cm [up to 60 cm (2.0 ft)]|
|Lifespan||20-30 yrs [20 years in the wild; 30 years in captivity]|
|Maximum speed||15 mph|
The Gila Monster is a member of the chordata, In taxonomy, its phylum is Chordata, the class is Reptilia, and it belongs to the order Squamata.
The Gila Monster belonged to the family Helodermatidae, mainly distributed in North-America. They like to live in shrubland, desert and woodland, and solitary is their life style.Their skin type is scales, and their bodies have multiple colors, mainly brown, grey, black, white, tan. it likes to eat eggs the most. In addition, eggs, small mammals, birds and reptiles are also foods that it often preys.Their main predators are humans, coyotes, birds of prey.
If we use one sentence to describe the Gila Monster, it is "It's tail acts as a fat storage facility!".