Found during night driving Highway 60 after a thunderstorm with heavy rainfall.
Under a burned log at boundary of a meadow and Ponderosa Pina stand, 15 meters from Alexander Cienaga, Gila Wilderness.
Saw 18 at Indian Tank, 5 days after a light rain. First time observed salamanders at this site in 2014. This was the 7th visit to site since 8 March 2014.
Caught and released in a seine in Nightpipe perennial pond. Four others of similar size were caught and also released. Many smaller, still metamorphing larvae were found too.
The barred tiger salamander or western tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium) is a species of mole salamander found from southwestern Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, south through the western United States to Texas and northern Mexico.