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Ambystoma bombypellum (Axolotl)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Delicate-Skinned Salamander (Ambystoma bombypellum) is an extremely rare Mole salamander species.
View Wikipedia Record: Ambystoma bombypellum

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Ambystoma bombypellum

EDGE Analysis

The delicate-skinned salamander was first described by herpetologist Edward Harrison Taylor from the original specimen found in 1940 on a hillside near Rancho Guadalupe, in the north-western Asunción province of Mexico. This area remains the only known area of occupancy for this species. It has been little-studied, although it is thought to feed on small invertebrates that it hunts for under rotting wood. The conservation and restoration of natural habitats for this species is essential in order to prevent its extinction across its very small area of occupancy in the wild and to provide appropriate habitat both for wild populations and any reintroduced, captive-bred individuals in the future.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 42.62
EDGE Score: 6.55
View EDGE Record: Ambystoma bombypellum


Adult Length [1]  6 inches (14.2 cm)
Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Balsas dry forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Central Mexican matorral Mexico Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests Mexico Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
San Martín Mexico

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States Yes

Range Map


Middle America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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