tiger salamander


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Who would ever think the threatened California tiger salamander would depend upon cattle to thrive?
Since its establishment, the Service listed three other species--the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), and robust spineflower (Chorizanthe robusta), for which the Refuge also provides important habitat.
Several spotted salamanders were collected during intensive work at Dave's Pond in April 1964 (ISU 20, 22) and March and April 1965 (ISU 863, 874, 882, 883, 938), but this species was quite scarce then compared to the tiger salamander, and especially to the small-mouthed salamander.
The western tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium) exhibits "facultative paedomorphosis" throughout many parts of its range (western North America).
californiense after the barred tiger salamander was introduced by fishing bait dealers.
Two small but notable inhabitants of these ponds are the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) and California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense).
Crossbreeding between the rare California tiger salamander and an invasive species has given the mixed offspring a surprising boost in survival, say geneticists.
I gave in, even though I didn't know how to make a safe haven for the larval form of a tiger salamander.
However, it has been shown in the Tiger Salamander that the photoreceptor proteins in the blue cone and green rod are identical.
New York: Beaverkill\Willowemoc Watershed: northern leopard frog, common map turtle, and eastern worm snake; Otego Creek: eastern tiger salamander.
BUELLTON - The California Department of Transportation has put up signs on Highway 246 warning road crews that no pesticides are allowed near ponds where the endangered California tiger salamander breeds.
Larvae of the tiger salamander are occasionally incorrectly referred to as mudpuppies but are considerably different in most of their biology as well as appearance.