Ambystoma


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Related to Ambystoma: Ambystoma maculatum, Ambystoma mexicanum

Ambystoma

a genus of amphibians of the class Amphibia; syn. Seridon.

Ambystoma mexicanum
a four-legged, gilled amphibian, a neotenous newt that breeds in the larval stage. Is related to the salamanders but unlike them rarely metamorphoses to the adult stage. Called also axolotl, Mexican axolotl, Mexican walking fish.
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2006b) revealed significant and delayed declines in Ambystoma barbouri salamander populations at 4, 40, and 400 [micro]g/L atrazine, above and beyond the counteracting effects of density-mediated compensation.
Madison DM: The emigration of radio-implanted spotted salamanders, Ambystoma maculatum.
variabilis includes the five genera of anurans, Bufo, Gastrophryne, Hyla, Pseudacris, Rana, two genera of Caudata, Ambystoma, Notophthalmus; two genera of lizards, Scincella, Ophisaurus; three of snakes, Heterodon, Micrurus, Storeria; and one of tortoises, Terrapene (Baker 1987).
The pelvic kidney of male Ambystoma maculatum (Amphibia, Urodela, Ambystomatidae) with special reference to the sexual collecting ducts.
Rubin (1968) summarized amphibian pond breeding in Vigo County based largely on observations at Dave's Pond and another site about two miles away: The first spring breeder is Ambystoma texanum which may breed during warm spells in January and February and peaks in early March.
2:40 PM THE WESTERN TIGER SALAMANDER, AMBYSTOMA MAVORTIUM.
17: Ambystoma salamanders mate at night in the first mild rains.
Although many key identification features are no longer visible, there are enough clues remaining to suggest that this was a larval salamander belonging to the genus Ambystoma, also called mole salamanders (Powassan is well within the Ontario range of this genetically complex group of amphibians).
Ranavirosis is caused by ico-sahedral cytoplasmic DNA viruses that belong to the family Iridoviridae, in particular by 4 species of Ranavirus: Frog Virus 3 (FV3), Bohle iridovirus, Ambystoma tigrinum virus, and a possible species Rana catesbeiana virus Z.
Effects of the herbicide atrazine on Ambystoma tigrinum metamorphosis: duration, larval growth, and hormonal response.
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of dioxin on the timing and morphology of limb regeneration in the Mexican axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum.