Definition of tiger salamander in English:

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tiger salamander

Entry from US English dictionary


A large North American salamander that is blackish with yellow patches or stripes.
  • Ambystoma tigrinum, family Ambystomatidae.
Example sentences
  • Another family, the Ambystomatidae occurs in the New World from Canada to central Mexico and includes the tiger salamander and the axolotl.
  • The California tiger salamander is a large, stocky, terrestrial salamander with small eyes and a broad, rounded snout.
  • The Service published a final rule on September 21 listing the Santa Barbara County population of the California tiger salamander as endangered.

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Syllabification: ti·ger sal·a·man·der

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