Ambystoma rivulare (Taylor, 1940)

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

Rhyacosiredon rivularis Taylor, 1940, Herpetologica, 1: 171. Holotype: EHT-HMS 16388, by original designation; now FMNH 100003 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 41. Type locality: "about 13 km. west of Villa Victoria, México [state], in a small stream in pine forest", Mexico.

Ambystoma rivularisBrandon, 1989, in Armstrong and Malacinski (eds.), Developmental Biol. Axolotl: 18. Smith and Smith, 1993, Synops. Herpetofauna Mex., 7: 11; Reilly and Brandon, 1994, Copeia, 1994: 656-662.

Ambystoma (Rhyacosiredon) rivularisMoreno-Flores and Sánchez-Núñez, 1997, Vert. Mexicana, 4: 9.

Ambystoma rivulareFrost, 2004, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 3.0: . agreement in gender.

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

English Names

Michoacan Stream Siredon (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 9).

Michoacan Stream Salamander (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 27).

Toluca Stream Siredon (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 28).


Known from the region of the type locality in the Ajusco region of México, adjacent D.F., and west into northeastern Michoacán, Mexico.


Moreno-Flores and Sánchez-Núñez, 1997, Vert. Mexicana, 4: 9-12, reported the species for Michoacán, Mexico. Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 101–102, provided a brief account, photo, and map. Heredia-Bobadilla, Monroy-Vilchis, Zarco-González, Martínez-Gómez, Mendoza-Martínez, and Sunny, 2016, Genetica, 144: 689–698, reported on strong genetic differentiation between two drainage systems in the state of México. Monroy-Vilchis, Heredia-Bobadilla, Zarco-González, Ávila-Akerberg, and Sunny, 2919, Herpetozoa, Wien, 32: 237–248, reported on genetic variation.  

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