Taylors salamander exhibits some highly unusual and distinct features, indicative of its evolutionary distinctiveness. For example, it appears to be specialised for life in saline (or salty) water, as the salinity of Laguna Alchichica which it inhabits is near to the maximum tolerated by most adult amphibians, and is well above that tolerable to eggs and embryos. This salamander will basically eat anything, within reason, that fits into its mouth. It typically hides below the water line under overhangs in the crater's edge of Laguna Alchichica and is found in very deep water, often more than 30m below the surface. It is eriously threatened by water extraction and diversion from Laguna Alchichica.
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ED Score: 42.62
EDGE Score: 6.55