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.
- 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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