Ambystoma flavipiperatum Dixon, 1963

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

Ambystoma flavipiperatum Dixon, 1963, Copeia, 1963: 99. Holotype: TCWC 12779, by original designation. Type locality: "one mile north of Santa Cruz, Jalisco, Mexico, 4,900 ft altitude".

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

English Names

Yellow-peppered Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 9; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 27; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 27).


Known from the area of the type locality (near Santa Cruz), near Tapalpa, Jalisco, and 60 km to the west-southwest of the type locality at 3 km south of Quila El Grande, Jalisco, Mexico, 1995–2100 m elevation.


Most similar to Ambystoma amblycephalum according to the original publication. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 85, provided a brief account, figure, and map. Ahumada-Carrillo, Reyna-Bustos, and Vázquez-Ruiz, 2014, Herpetol. Rev., 45: 85, provided a range extension in Jalisco, Mexico. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 97, provided a brief account, photo, and map. 

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