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    • Ajolotes o achoques
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    • Ambystoma
  • English
    • Mole Salamanders

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Recent observations

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

Observer

deandsusan

Date

October 17, 2014 04:34 PM EDT

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What

Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum) Ambystoma annulatum

Observer

jbaecher

Date

October 11, 2014

Place

Farmington, Arkansas (Google, OSM)

Description

Many individuals found crossing a stretch of road outside of Fayetteville, Arkansas

Locality withheld

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smallmouth salamander Ambystoma texanum

Observer

tonyg

Date

October 19, 2014

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What

Northwestern Salamander Ambystoma gracile

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

October 30, 2010 02:09 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

From past files . Found under wood after week of heavy rains . Probably among southernmost records .

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California Tiger Salamander Ambystoma californiense

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

March 24, 2012 10:04 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Crossing the road in rainy weather . From past files .

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Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

Observer

jjose

Date

October 31, 2013

Description

When gently touched, appeared to assume defensive posture with head tucked down and tail raised.

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What

Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum

Date

October 2, 2014

Description

One of my most exciting finds of 2014. I can't say it was the most difficult observation to photograph because birds fly away, but finding this guy was a challenge. Although, as I was walking the trail with my headlamp, I just happened to notice this Spotted Salamander with it's head popping out from a hole under a tree. I had been on this trail all summer long and this was my first observation on this trail. I had seen one previously in the same state park, but on a different trail. Because of the position of the salamander in the opening of the hole which was along the root system of the tree, I was unable to get my fixed flash to capture the upper part of the salamander easily but was able to get enough of it for identification.

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Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum

Observer

dylancrosby

Date

October 18, 2014 04:26 PM EDT

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Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum

Observer

dylancrosby

Date

October 18, 2014 04:25 PM EDT

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Observer

johnwilliams

Date

December 17, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

johnwilliams

Date

February 19, 2012

Description

Location approximate. AOR

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Observer

johnwilliams

Date

February 19, 2011

Description

Prior to site being cleared it contained a robust A. texanum population.

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Description from Wikipedia

The mole salamanders (genus Ambystoma) are a group of salamanders endemic to North America, the only genus in the family Ambystomatidae. The group has become famous due to the presence of the axolotl (A. mexicanum), widely used in research, and the tiger salamander (A. tigrinum, A. mavortium) which is the official amphibian of many states, and often sold as a pet.

No range data available.