Definition of tiger salamander in English:

tiger salamander

Pronunciation /ˈtīɡər ˈsaləˌmandər/ /ˈtaɪɡər ˈsæləˌmændər/


  • A large North American salamander that is blackish with yellow patches or stripes.

    Ambystoma tigrinum, family Ambystomatidae

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Each name links to an information section with images and the status code; for example, the tiger salamander is on the Red List in danger.’
    • ‘‘Leopard frogs, boreal toads, spotted frogs and tiger salamanders are experiencing serious declines’ he says.’