Mole salamander

genus of amphibians

Mole salamanders are member of the genus Ambystoma. They are a group of animals that live in North America. They are the only genus in the family 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
Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Urodela
Family: Ambystomatidae
Genus: Ambystoma
Tschudi, 1838



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