tiger salamander


Definition of tiger salamander

: a large widely distributed North American salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum of the family Ambystomatidae) that is variably colored with contrasting blotches, spots, or bars

Examples of tiger salamander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In less than a geologic blink of an eye, 95% of the breeding habitat of the Sonoma County population of the California tiger salamander is now gone or under direct threat from development. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 24 Mar. 2022 Sometimes the fluorescence was striking, as in the Eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum). Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 27 Feb. 2020 The tiger salamander suddenly pops with brilliant green spots. Matt Simon, Wired, 27 Feb. 2020 Amphibians, mollusks and arthropods – including the Sonoran tiger salamander, white wartyback pearly mussel and Florida leafwing butterfly – were sensitive to the greatest number of factors related to climate change. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2019 In addition to seeing the average date when, for example, the tiger salamander emerges from hibernation, the calendar describes how the variability in weather conditions can affect the timing. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Dec. 2019 By the way, Kansas already had a state bird (western meadowlark), state animal (American buffalo) and state amphibian (barred tiger salamander). Matt Campbell, kansascity, 5 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of tiger salamander

1842, in the meaning defined above

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25 Mar 2022

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“Tiger salamander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20salamander. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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