tiger salamander


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tiger salamander

n.
Any of several large terrestrial North American salamanders of the genus Ambystoma, especially A. tigrinum, usually having light-colored bars or spots on a dark background.

ti′ger sal′amander


n.
a salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum, having a dark body with yellowish spots or bars.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiger salamander - widely distributed brown or black North American salamander with vertical yellowish blotchestiger salamander - widely distributed brown or black North American salamander with vertical yellowish blotches
ambystomid, ambystomid salamander - small to moderate-sized terrestrial or semiaquatic New World salamander
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Distribution, habitats and life history variation in the Tiger Salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum, in East-Central and Southeast Arizona.
Many populations of the western tiger salamander, Ambystoma mavortium, express facultative paedomorphosis.
The Service's Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office works with a variety of conservation partners to implement safe harbor agreements that are providing significant conservation for listed species, such as the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) and the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense).
Five amphibian species that we expected at IIA, but did not encounter during the study, were: eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), redback salamander (Plethodon cinereus), zigzag salamander (Plethodon dorsalis), slimy salamander (Plethodon glutinosus), and the southern leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala).
The Sonoran tiger salamander, which is endemic to the San Rafael Valley of southeastern Arizona, is threatened by introduced exotic predators (such as nonnative bullfrogs) and other subspecies of tiger salamander, a virulent disease caused by an iridovirus, small population size, limited distribution, and other factors.
Winter activities include a seal walk, winter tree identification, and an evening session to see the winter-breeding eastern tiger salamander, an endangered species in New York State.
Ecology and life history of the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum, on the Kaibab Plateau.
Here we explore these issues in the context of a large analysis of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) D-loop sequence divergence within and among members of the North American tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) complex.
The 627-acre North Suisun Mitigation Bank is dedicated to mitigation of habitat impacts to endangered vernal pool species as well as the endangered California Tiger Salamander.
We concluded from the data that the tiger salamander to be the largest accumulator of cadmium of the three species.
Evidence for multiple Pleistocene refugia in the postglacial expansion of the eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum).
clamitans), spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer), smallmouth salamander (Ambystoma texanum), tiger salamander (A.