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.
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ti′ger sal′amander


n.
a salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum, having a dark body with yellowish spots or bars.
[1905–10]
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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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It also provides a safe haven against surrounding urban and agricultural uses for three other species the Service later listed as endangered or threatened--the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), and robust spineflower (Chorizanthe robusta).
The barred tiger salamander [Ambystoma mavortium (Baird, 1850)] is a polytypic species with multiple distinct morphologies, making it popular for studies of phenotypic plasticity and evolution.
Species I have recorded in the larger Stemler Karst Natural Area that were not detected in SCNP include Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), Prairie Kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster), Smooth Earthsnake (Virginia valeriae) and Eastern Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus).
Similar recordings were performed in rods and cones from the tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) and from axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) in order to check the I-V behaviour of the cGMP-gated current, which was comparable to the one reported in the literature (not shown).
tigrinum (Eastern tiger salamander).--The tiger salamander is reasonably common at Dave's Pond, but is not as numerous as the small-mouthed salamander.
The western tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium) exhibits "facultative paedomorphosis" throughout many parts of its range (western North America).
The molecular phylogenetics of endangerment: Cryptic variation and historical phylogeography of the California Tiger Salamander, Ambystoma californeinse.
californiense after the barred tiger salamander was introduced by fishing bait dealers.
The tiger salamander is one of the world's largest land-dwelling salamander species.
Two small but notable inhabitants of these ponds are the California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) and California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense).