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Blotched Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum)

Created: September 26th, 2014 - 08:16 PM
Last Modified: March 11th, 2015 - 07:18 AM
Entered by: Lawrence Erickson
Record 202121
Country:
United States
State:
Montana
County:
Madison County
Time:
2014-09-09 15:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Sub-Adult
Sex:
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Method:
Dip-netting
Habitat:
Prairie pond
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Clear
Moon Phase:
Waning Gibbous
Elevation:
7200.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Earlier in the day I was looking for larval Tiger Salamanders in this pond by walking the perimeter then moved onto a larger shallow lake for the same purpose. When I returned to the first pond I found a group of people wading with dip nets looking for Tigers. They didn't find any while I was there, but later they tracked me down and showed me their catch. Three larva and 2 sub-adult Tigers. They weren't collecting data so I photo vouchered one of the sub-adults for the data base. Sorry I neglected to get a photo of the habitat.

Vouchers

Comments

Posted by Lawrence Erickson on Mar 10, 2015 at 08:38 PM

Thank you Cole, I'll PM you, and no need for a plethora of papers. I recognize your name and I'm sure you are correct. I'm just a visitor to the state.

Posted by Cole Grover on Mar 10, 2015 at 05:12 PM

If you can e-mail me though fieldherpforum, I'd be happy to provide a plethora of peer-reviewed scientific papers. That book, though the only print publication available for the state of Montana, is severely out-dated in many regards. The state's Natural Heritate Program website is a bit more up-to-date: http://fieldguide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=AAAAA01142. Amphibiaweb is another good source to check out on-line.

Posted by Lawrence Erickson on Mar 10, 2015 at 02:51 PM

OK, but before I change it my reference was Amphibians and Reptiles of Montana, Werner, Maxwell, Hendricks, and Flath. Montana Press Publishing Co., 2004. What reference would you recommend?

Posted by Cole Grover on Mar 10, 2015 at 02:17 PM

This record should be amended to Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum. A. tigrinum is not found within the boundaries of the state of Montana.