Pronunciation: (am-bis'tu-mid), [key]
Also called mole salamander. any of various small- to moderate-sized salamanders of the genus Ambystoma, terrestrial or semiaquatic, inhabiting North America from New England to Florida and westward to Texas.
of or pertaining to the ambystomids. Cf. axolotl.
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