Taylor's salamander

Taylor's salamander

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Ambystoma taylori

Taylor's salamander, Ambystoma taylori, is a species of salamander found only in Laguna Alchichica, a high-altitude crater lake to the southwest of Perote, Puebla, Mexico. It was first described in 1982 but had been known to science prior to that. It is a neotenic salamander, breeding while still in the larval state and not undergoing metamorphosis. The lake in which it lives is becoming increasingly saline and less suitable for the salamander, which is declining in numbers. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated it as being "critically endangered".

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1. Taylor's salamander Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor's_salamander
2. Taylor's salamander on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/59070/176772315

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