About the Species
History and Current Status
Population and Distribution
The Eastern Tiger Salamander is
The tiger Salamander
The Tiger Salamander is widely distributed across North America, ranging from Alberta and Saskatchewan south to Mexico, east to the Atlantic Ocean, west to the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. There is a separate population in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and southern British Columbia. In Ontario, the Tiger Salamander was recorded from Point Pelee National Park in 1915, and two specimens were collected in 1950 from Pelee Island and deposited in the ROM collection (Ross MacCulloch, pers. comm.). It has not been recorded since in Ontario. Range Maps The species is widely distributed across North America. It occurs from the mixed-wood and boreal forests of Alberta and Saskatchewan to the north, down to Mexico in the south. In Canada, it is found in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Great Lakes population occurred in southern Ontario, but the species has not been seen there since 1915, when it was recorded in Point Pelee National Park. The species is widely distributed across North America. It occurs from the mixed-wood and boreal forests of Alberta and Saskatchewan to the north, down to Mexico in the south. In Canada, it is found in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and historically in Ontario. The Southern Mountain population is restricted to a small area in the southern Okanagan in British Columbia. Features: The Eastern Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) is now considered extirpated in Ontario, and it has not been recorded since 1950 when specimens were collected from Pelee Island. It persists in Canada in the prairies and in British Columbia, and is widespread in the United States. Adults are usually black with olive blotches above and lighter coloured underparts, although colouration can be quite variable. Larvae have external gills and resemble small adults....
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