Heloderma horridum charlesbogerti Campbell & Vannini, 1988

Guatemalan beaded lizard



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2002



Motagua Valley, Guatemala


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Campbell, J. A. and Vannini, J. P. (1988). A new subspecies of Beaded Lizard, Heloderma horridum, from Motagua Valley of Guatemala. Journal Of Herpetology 22(4): 457-468.


Other references:

Dyson, Carl J. et al. (2022). Genome of the endangered Guatemalan Beaded Lizard, Heloderma charlesbogerti, reveals evolutionary relationships of squamates and declines in effective population sizes. G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics.

Reiserer, Randall S. et al. (2013). Taxonomic reassessment and conservation status of the Beaded Lizard, Heloderma horridum (Squamata: Helodermatidae). Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 7(1): 74-96.


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