No, the Gila Monster is a creature of the American deserts. The Gila Monster can be found in the Mojave Desert, the Sonoran Desert, westerns parts of the Chihuahuan Desert and southern areas of the Great Basin Desert.
The Gila Monster gets its name from two things. Gila comes from the Gila River, which runs through the range of the Gila monster. They are called "monster" because they are very large, somewhat strange looking lizards.