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Plateau Tiger Salamander

Plateau tiger salamander is a species of salamander found only in Mexico. It is a mole salamander.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Amphibia
    Order Urodela
    Family Ambystomatidae
    Genus Ambystoma
    Scientific Name Ambystoma velasci

    Other Names Mexican tiger salamander
    Color Yellow to olive spots or blotches non-uniformly scattered over the back and sides
    Distribution Mexico
    Habitat Grassland including semi-arid grassland and sparse forests; breeding habitats include deep volcanic lakes, artificial cattle ponds, shallow vernal pools, and intermittent, fish-free stream pools
    Diet Small insects and worms
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on May 5th 2017 by under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.

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