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Tiger Salamander   (Ambystoma tigrinum)
Category: Amphibians

 

 

Tiger salamanders are type of mole salamander native to North America named for their beautiful coloration – usually a banded or spotty combination of yellow, green, and/or black. These large salamanders have voracious appetites and grow to nearly one foot long. They also love to burrow and live in burrows that are usually two feet below the surface.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_salamander

http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Frogs-Amphibians/Tiger-Salamander-Care-Sheet/

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Caudata
Family - Ambystomatidae
Genus - Ambystoma
Species - A. tigrinum

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

An Ample Amphibian

Before reptiles and mammals appeared to challenge amphibian supremacy on the land, amphibians were much larger. But while they have shrunk in size over the last 315 million years, the Chinese Giant Salamander never got the memo: at up to 5.9 feet in length and 66lbs, this amphibian is longer than your dog, and probably weighs at least as much! Compare that to Paedophryne amanuensis, the world’s smallest frog (and smallest vertebrate) who is the size of a house fly! Due to habitat loss, environmental changes, and over-hunting/collecting, the Chinese giant Salamander is critically endangered, though conservation efforts to save it are underway today.

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