Definition of mole salamander in English:

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mole salamander

noun

A stocky, broad-headed North American salamander which spends much of its life underground.
  • Family Ambystomatidae: several genera, in particular Ambystoma, and numerous species, including A. talpoideum
Example sentences
  • Examples of these organisms include wood frogs, mole salamanders, and fairy shrimp.
  • During early Spring, some mole salamanders are known for their mass migrations to breeding sites, converging in very large numbers on ponds over the course of two or three days.
  • This spring, more than 200 Rhode Islanders in two dozen communities took turns playing crossing guard: for mole salamanders and wood frogs migrating across highways.
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