Ambystoma bombypellum Taylor, 1940

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

Ambystoma bombypella Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 418. Holotype: EHT-HMS 3997, by original designation; now FMNH 100127 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 35. Type locality: "near Rancho Guadalupe, 14 km. east of San Martín (Asunción), México", Mexico.

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

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

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

English Names

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


Known only from the area of the type locality (14 km east of San Martín [Asunción], México, Mexico), 2500 m elevation.


Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 87, 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.: 100, provided a brief account, photo, and map. 

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