Ambystoma dumerilii (Dugès, 1870)

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

Siredon dumerilii Dugès, 1870, Naturaleza, 1: 241. Syntypes: Not stated, but presumably originally in MDUG; including USNM 16201-16202 (according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 24) and ANSP 13862, according to Smith and Necker, 1943, An. Esc. Nac. Cienc. Biol., México, 3: 214. Maldonado-Koerdell, 1948, Nat. Hist. Misc., 23: 1-3, noted a probable syntype in the MDUG. Type locality: "laguna de Pátzcuaro", Michoacán, Mexico, 2055 feet altitude.

Amblystoma dumeriliCope, 1889, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 34: 7.

Ambystoma dumeriliLafrentz, 1930, Abh. Ber. Mus. Nat. Heimatkd. Magdeburg, 6: 95.

Bathysiredon dumeriliiDunn, 1939, Not. Nat., Philadelphia, 36: 1.

Siredon dumeriliiSmith, 1939, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 24: 16.

Bathysiredon dumeriliiSmith and Necker, 1943, An. Esc. Nac. Cienc. Biol., México, 3: 214. Smith and Taylor, 1948, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 194: 7.

Bathysiredon dumerilii dumeriliiMaldonado-Koerdell, 1948, Mem. Rev. Acad. Nac. Cienc. Antonio Alzate, 56: 199, by implication.

Bathysiredon dumerilii queretarensis Maldonado-Koerdell, 1948, Mem. Rev. Acad. Nac. Cienc. Antonio Alzate, 56: 199. Syntypes: MDUG (2 specimens), by original designation. Now lost according to  Flores-Villela, Ríos-Muñoz, Magaña-Cota, and Quezadas-Tapia, 2016, Zootaxa, 4092: 45, who discussed the types, type locality, and the taxonomic status of the taxon. Type locality: "San Juan del Río (Q[uereta]ro)", Mexico.

Ambystoma (Bathysiredon) dumeriliiTihen, 1958, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 3: 3, 44.

Ambystoma queretarenseSmith and Smith, 1976, Synops. Herpetofauna Mex., 4: C-A-20. Status rejected by Brandon, 1992, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 532: 1-3.

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

English Names

Lake Patzcuaro Salamander (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 18; Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 9; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 27; CITES; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 27).

Achoque (CITES).


Lake Pátzcuaro (Michoacán), at 1920 m elevation, and very questionably from San Juan del Río (Queretaro), Mexico.


See account by Brandon, 1992, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 532: 1-3. See comment under Ambystoma ordinarium. Raffaëlli, 2007, Les Urodèles du Monde: 88, 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, 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: 153, provided an account, summarizing systematics, life history, population status, and distribution (including a polygon map). 

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