Ambystoma amblycephalum Taylor, 1940

Class: Amphibia > Order: Caudata > Family: Ambystomatidae > Genus: Ambystoma > Species: Ambystoma amblycephalum

Ambystoma amblycephala Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 420. Holotype: EHT-HMS 16443, by original deisgnation; now FMNH 100104 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 35. Type locality: "15 km. west of Morelia [Tacícuaro], Michoacán", Mexico.

Ambystoma amblycephalumSmith and Taylor, 1948, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 194: 13. Justified emendation.

Ambystoma (Ambystoma) amplycephalumTihen, 1958, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 3: 3, 35.

Ambystoma (Heterotriton) amblycephalumDubois and Raffaëlli, 2012, Alytes, 28: 77-161.

English Names

Blunthead Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 8; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 26).

Blunt-headed Salamander (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 27).


Known only from the vicinity of Tacicuaro in northern Michoacán, Mexico, ca. 2000 m elevation.


Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 84-85, provided a brief account, figure, and map. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 543. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 97, provided a brief account, photo, and map. 

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