Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Heloderm, either of the two species of Helodenna, from western America. These lizards are the only ones known to be poisonous. Their bite soon kills birds and small mammals, but is rarely fatal to man. The wart-like scales are orange and black.

“Not a drop of rain falls in the sandy desert or on the barren rock, however useless it may seem to be, that is not seen to be of value by God, and that is not designated to accomplish some important purpose there.”
–Albert Barnes, Notes, Job 38:26