Family Ambystomatidae Hallowell 1856 (mole salamander)

Osteichthyes - Caudata - Urodela

Alternative spellings: Amblystomidae, Ambystomidae

Parent taxon: Ambystomatoidea according to K.-Q. Gao and N. H. Shubin 2001

See also Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, Frank and Ramus 1996, Holman 1977, Holman et al. 1990, Kuhn 1946 and Skutschas and Gubin 2012

Sister taxa: Dicamptodontidae, Scapherpetontidae

Subtaxa: Amblystoma Amphitriton

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Type: Amblystoma

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (70: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (3: Arizona, Nebraska)

• Hemphillian of United States (1: Tennessee)

• Miocene of United States (12: Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan)

Total: 87 collections including 104 occurrences

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