Plateau tiger salamander

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Plateau tiger salamander
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Caudata
Family: Ambystomatidae
Genus: Ambystoma
Species: A. velasci
Binomial name
Ambystoma velasci
Dugès, 1888

Ambystoma lacustris Taylor & Smith, 1945
Ambystoma subsalsum Taylor, 1943

The plateau tiger salamander or Mexican tiger salamander (Ambystoma velasci) is a species of mole salamander in the Ambystomatidae family. It is found in Mexico and possibly the United States. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, pastureland, and ponds. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Brad Shaffer, Gabriela Parra-Olea, David Wake, Paulino Ponce-Campos (2010). Ambystoma velasci. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.