Definition of Genus heloderma
1. Noun. Type genus of the Helodermatidae; American venomous lizards.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Helodermatidae, Helodermatidae
Member holonyms: Gila Monster, Heloderma Suspectum, Beaded Lizard, Heloderma Horridum, Mexican Beaded Lizard
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Heloderma
Literary usage of Genus heloderma
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"... of the Genus HELODERMA Descriptions of the Species—Their Habits HEAVY-BODIED, vividly marked, and with skin possessing closely set, bead-like tubercles, ..."
2. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"... these formidable weapons of defence are the members of the genus Heloderma of naturalists, one species of which was long ago described from Mexico under ..."
3. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"The genus Heloderma, which constitutes this family, is found n Mexico. FAMILY 32.—TEID^E. (12 Genera, 74 Species.) GENERAL DISTRIBUTION. ..."
4. Elementary Textbook of Economic Zoology and Entomology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Rennie Wilbur Doane (1915)
"the members of only a single genus, Heloderma, are really so. This genus includes the Gila monster found in New Mexico, Arizona and northern Mexico. ..."
5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"If the American genus heloderma (Wieg.) he excluded (and this is now generally placed near the lizards proper), the true monitors, of which fewer than 20 ..."
6. A Manual of the Anatomy of Vertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1895)
"... or Monitors of the Old World, with the American genus Heloderma, differs from that of any other Lacertilia in the circumstance that the nasal bones are ..."
7. Elementary Zoology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1901)
"are often regarded as being poisonous, only one genus, Heloderma, the Gila Monster, is really so. All others are perfectly harmless as far as poison is ..."