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Plateau Tiger Salamander
Plateau tiger salamander is a species of salamander found only in Mexico. It is a mole salamander.
|Scientific Name||Ambystoma velasci|
|Other Names||Mexican tiger salamander|
|Color||Yellow to olive spots or blotches non-uniformly scattered over the back and sides|
|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 staff under Salamanders. Article was last reviewed on 30th September 2019.