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Mole salamanders
Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)
Scientific classification

Tschudi, 1838

The mole salamander is a member of the genus Ambystoma. There are a group of animals that live in North America. The only family in this genus is the 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.


  • Mountain Stream Salamander (Ambystoma altimirani) V
  • Blunt-Headed Salamander (Ambystoma amblycephalum) V
  • Anderson's Salamander (Ambystoma andersoni) N
  • Ringed Salamander (Ambystoma annulatum) T
  • Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri) T
  • Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander (Ambystoma bishopi) T
  • Delicate-Skinned Salamander (Ambystoma bombypellum) T
  • California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) T
  • Frosted Flatwoods Salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum) T
  • Lake Patzcuaro Salamander (Ambystoma dumerilii) N
  • Yellow-Peppered Salamander (Ambystoma flavipiperatum) T
  • Northwestern Salamander (Ambystoma gracile) T
  • Granular Salamander (Ambystoma granulosum) T
  • Jefferson Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) T
  • Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale) T
  • Silvery Salamander (Ambystoma platineum)
  • Tremblay's Salamander (Ambystoma tremblayi)
  • Lake Lerma Salamander (Ambystoma lermaense) V
  • Leora's Salamander (Ambystoma leorae) T
  • Mabee's Salamander (Ambystoma mabeei) T
  • Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) T
  • Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum) T
  • Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) T
  • Barred Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium) V
  • Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) N
  • Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum) T
  • Puerto Hondo Stream Salamander (Ambystoma ordinarium) V
  • Michoacan Stream Salamander (Ambystoma rivulare) T
  • Tarahumara Salamander (Ambystoma rosaceum) V
  • Durango Salamander (Ambystoma silvense) V
  • Mole Salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum) V
  • Taylor's Salamander (Ambystoma taylori) N
  • Small-mouthed Salamander (Ambystoma texanum) T
  • Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) V
  • Plateau Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma velasci) V

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