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How did the Gila monster get its name?

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.

What is a male Gila monster called?

A male Gila monster is called a bull. There are only two venomous lizards in the world and the Gila monster is one of them. The other is the bearded lizard.