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  • Spanish
    • salamandra tigre
    • ajolote tigre rayado
  • Scientific Names
    • Ambystoma mavortium
    • Ambystoma mavortia
    • Ambystoma mavortium mavortium
    • Ambystoma nebulosum
    • Ambystoma tigrinum diaboli
    • Ambystoma tigrinum mavortium
    • Ambystoma tigrinum melanostictum
    • Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum
    • Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi
    • Siredon lichenoides melanostictum
  • English
    • Western Tiger Salamander
    • Barred Tiger Salamander
    • Arizona Tiger Salamander
    • Blotched Tiger Salamander
    • Sonoran Tiger Salamander
    • Gray Tiger Salamander
    • Gray Barred Tiger Salamander
    • Sonora Tiger Salamander

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Recent observations

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What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

jnstuart

Date

September 23, 2008

Description

Found under an object following rains at NM Department of Game & Fish headquarters, west of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico, USA.

Used to be called A. tigrinum mavortium, now considered a full species (A. mavortium).

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What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

connor22

Date

March 29, 2014 12:45 PM CDT

Place

78361, Hebbronville, Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

3 neotenes found in windmill fed pond

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What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

toby

Date

March 12, 2014 08:44 AM CDT

Place

Guerra, Tx (Google, OSM)

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What

barred tiger salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

ptexis

Date

June 11, 1988

Description

Crossing road in rainy weather

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

chrispherp

Date

February 28, 2014 07:41 PM PST

Description

The conditions seemed right so I was hoping to find a tiger salamander and sure enough as soon as I parked by the pond I found this skinny little guy staring back at me. 2 years in a row finding live tigers at the same place, the population must be healthy.

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What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

finatic

Date

February 28, 2014 10:01 PM PST

Place

Alpine (Google, OSM)

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 28, 2014 11:07 PM PST

Place

Alpine, CA (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

sdnhm

Date

February 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Large Adult Male found in a swimming pool by Mark Lehew

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

chrispherp

Date

February 6, 2014 07:22 PM PST

Description

We ran into a few other cars cruising for Amphibs as well and they had just seen a tiger salamander hit on the road so we went to check it out and sure enough it had been hit multiple times, what a bummer we did not find any live ones but we had to get home with the kids. Still not a bad night.

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What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

chrispherp

Date

January 25, 2013 08:58 PM PST

Description

Another of the live ones found that night.

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What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

chrispherp

Date

January 25, 2013 08:58 PM PST

Description

Lifer, had heard and read about a population of these guys in Alpine area (released fish bait?) so I scouted out some locations online and drove around in the rain and sure enough they were out! Found 3 live and 3 more DOR, light rain and temp in low 60's, perfect conditions for them to be out. We searched the next night and saw none.

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What

Western Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium

Observer

ctravis

Date

December 24, 2011 05:17 PM CST

Description

Adult female Barred Tiger Salamander found in a small pond, near (north of) the Guadalupe River, east of New Braunfels, TX

... On Christmas Eve no less. As I recall it was after some rains and we were having weather in the 45-60 degree range.

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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Conservation Summary

Source: Draft IUCN/SSC, 2013.1