Ambystoma lermaense (Taylor, 1940)

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

Siredon lermaensis Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 427. Holotype: EHT-HMS 22578, by original designation; now FMNH 100029 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 41. Type locality: "Lake Lerma, east of Toluca, México", Mexico.

Siredon lermaensisSmith and Taylor, 1948, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 194: 8.

Ambystoma (Ambystoma) lermaensisTihen, 1958, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 3: 3, 37.

Ambystoma lermaenseBrame, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 555. Correction of the gender of the species name.

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

English Names

Lake Lerma 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).


South of the city of Toluca, México, Mexico, near the villages of Tenango, Santa Maria, Jajalpa and San Pedro, México, where the last remnants of Lake Lerma, are located. The species may also be found in canals and in the Rio Lerma between Toluca and the town of Lerma and in the lake-like widening of the Río Lerma north of Toluca caused by dam construction, 2800-3000 m elevation.


Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 88-89, provided a brief account, figure, and map. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 545. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 100–101, provided a brief account, photo, and map.

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