Ambystoma taylori Brandon, Maruska, and Rumph, 1982

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

Ambystoma taylori Brandon, Maruska, and Rumph, 1982 "1981", Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 80: 116. Holotype: FMNH 212392, by original designation. Type locality: "Laguna Alchichica, Puebla, México, ca. 24 km SW Perote".

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

English Names

Taylor's 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: 28).

Distribution

Known only from Laguna Alchichica, a saline crater lake in eastern Puebla, Mexico, 2290 m elevation.

Comment

Ambystoma subsalsum Taylor, 1943, Copeia, 1943: 151, named from Laguna Alchichica and thought to apply to this population, was mistakenly based on a specimen of "Ambystoma tigrinum", according to Brandon, Maruska, and Rumph, 1982 "1981", Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 80: 112, who provided the new name Ambystoma taylori for this population. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 86, 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: 546. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 99, provided a brief account, photo, and map. 

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