Plateau tiger salamander

Plateau tiger salamander

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Ambystoma velasci

The plateau tiger salamander or Mexican tiger salamander is a species of mole salamander in the family Ambystomatidae. It is typically considered endemic to Mexico, although its range might extend to the United States. Its natural habitat is grassland, including sparse forest and semiarid grassland. Breeding takes place in a range of aquatic habitats: deep volcanic lakes, shallow vernal pools, artificial cattle ponds, and intermittent, fish-free stream pools. It exhibits facultative paedomorphosis.

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1. Plateau tiger salamander Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plateau_tiger_salamander
2. Plateau tiger salamander on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/62130287/53974804

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