Monday, September 1, 2014

Gila stories

Photos by Mark Hengesbaugh 8/25/2014

Mark writes:

We saw a Gila Monster today, and the light was good enough to really bring out the texture of its unique skin. Here’s what the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum says: “… The family name Helodermatidae means ‘warty skin,’ referring to the beaded look of the dorsal scales due to the presence of osteoderms (small bones) under the scales. …”

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