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The granular salamander or ajolote (Ambystoma granulosum) is a species of mole salamander in the Ambystomatidae family. It is found only in Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, and ponds. It is threatened by habitat loss and overcropping along with the scaling of their skins.

Granular Salamander
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A. granulosum
Binomial name
Ambystoma granulosum

DistributionEdit

Ambystoma granulosum is endemic to a small area of central Mexico close to and just to the north west of Toluca in Mexico State, at an altitude of around 3,000 m (9,843 ft). Its population size is unknown.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ambystoma granulosum Taylor, 1944". Globally Threatened Amphibian Species. Amphibians.org. Retrieved 2014-05-03.