Ambystoma andersoni Krebs and Brandon, 1984

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

Ambystoma andersoni Krebs and Brandon, 1984, Herpetologica, 40: 238. Holotype: AMNH 100096, by original designation. "Laguna de Zacapu, 2000 m elevation, Michoacan, Mexico".

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

English Names

Anderson's Salamander (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 8; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 26; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 27).


Known only from Laguna de Zacapú and the stream flowing from it, near Zacapú, Michoacán, Mexico, 2000 m elevation.


Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 85-86, 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: 543. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 97–98, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Everson, Gray, Jones, Lawrence, Foley, Sovacool, Kratovil, Hotaling, Hime, Storfer, Parra-Olea, Percino-Daniel, Aguilar-Miguel, O'Neill, Zambrano, Shaffer, and Weisrock, 2021, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 18 (17: e2014719118): 1–10, included this species in their study of molecular evolution and evolution of life histories in the Ambystoma tigrinum complex.. Raffaëlli, 2022, Salamanders & Newts of the World: 150, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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