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Ambystoma mexicanum  (Shaw and Nodder, 1798)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 586244

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Gyrinus mexicanus Shaw and Nodder, 1798
    Siren pisciformis Shaw, 1802
    Triton mexicanus (Shaw and Nodder, 1798)
    Philhydrus pisciformis (Shaw, 1802)
    Hypochton pisciformis (Shaw, 1802)
    Siredon axolotl Wagler, 1830
    Axolotus pisciformis (Shaw, 1802)
    Sirenodon pisciformis (Shaw, 1802)
    Stegoporus pisciformis (Shaw, 1802)
    Stegoporus mexicanum (Shaw and Nodder, 1798)
    Hemitriton mexicanum (Shaw and Nodder, 1798)
    Axolotes guttata Owen, 1844
    Siren axolotl (Wagler, 1830)
    Amblystoma weismanni Wiedersheim, 1879
    Siredon edule Dugès, 1888
  Common Name(s): Axolotl [English]
    Salamandra ajolote [Spanish]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAmphibia  – amphibiens, anfíbio, Amphibians  
                         OrderCaudata  – salamandres, salamandra, Salamanders  
                            FamilyAmbystomatidae Gray, 1850 – Mole Salamanders  
                               GenusAmbystoma Tschudi, 1838 – Mole Salamanders  
                                  SpeciesAmbystoma mexicanum (Shaw and Nodder, 1798) – Axolotl, Salamandra ajolote  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, website (version 2000)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Reference for: Ambystoma mexicanum   
  Source: Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference v6, database (version 6.0)  
  Acquired: 2019   
  Notes: Frost, Darrel R. 2019. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (12 September, 2019). Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA   
  Reference for: Ambystoma mexicanum   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Ambystoma mexicanum   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Salamandra ajolote[Spanish]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Ambystoma mexicanum   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Mexico, Native  



  Comment: Listed as Vulnerable on IUCN Red List  



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