Ambystoma

genus of amphibians

The mole salamanders are part of the genus Ambystoma. There are a group of animals that live in North America. The only family in this genus is the Ambystomatidae. The Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is a popular exotic pet. They are also used in research. The Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) is an official amphibian of many US states. They are also sold as pets.

Mole salamanders
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Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
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Ambystomatidae
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Ambystoma

Tschudi, 1838

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