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H. h. alvarezi
 
 

The Four Sub-Species of
Heloderma horridum

Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti

Named after acclaimed herpatologist Chrarles M Bogert, H.h.c. was first discovered
in 1984 by an agricultural laborer named Espi’ritu Santo in Guatemalas Motuaga
Valley(Campbell and Vannani 1988)(Beck 2004).

Adult H.h.charlesbogerti have a mostly black body with yellow to white spotting on
the anterior end and distinct banding around the tail. Juvenile H.h.c have similar
patterns to H.h.alverezi and H.h.horridum.(Beck 2004)

H.h.charlesbogerti Only occurs in the Rio Motaga Valleyand adjacent foothills of
eastern and southeastern Guatemala and is the rarest of all Helodermatid lizards,
endangered throughout its range.(Campbell & Vinanni 1988)

H.h.charlesbogerti has been reproduced in captivity by the San Diego Zoo. Zoo
Atlanta also maintains group of these magnificent animals.

Thanks to: Zoo Atlanta with Campbell and Lamar along with G. Sanchenelli with
www.guatemalaweb.com for the fine photographs of Heloderma h. charlesbogerti

See our photos page to see pictures of Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti.


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Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti

 

Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti

 

Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti

 

Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti

 

 

 

 


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