Mole Salamander

Ambystoma talpoideum

Summary 2

The mole salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum) is a species of salamander found in much of the eastern and central United States, from Florida to Texas, north to Illinois, east to Kentucky, with isolated populations in Virginia and Indiana. Older sources often refer to this species as the tadpole salamander because some individuals remain in a neotenic state. This salamander lives among the leaf litter on the forest floor, migrating to ponds to breed.

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  1. (c) John Clare, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnclare/25780247753/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambystoma_talpoideum

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Taxonomy:order Salamanders