Ambystoma gracile

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Ambystoma gracile


Taxonavigation: Salamandroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Urodela
Subordo: Salamandroidea

Familia: Ambystomatidae
Genus: Ambystoma
Species: Ambystoma gracile


Ambystoma gracile (Baird, 1859)

Type locality: "Cascade Mountains, near latitude 40° [N.]", Oregon, USA.

Syntypes: USNM 4080 (2 larval specimens).


  • Siredon gracilis Baird, 1859
  • Amblystoma paroticum Baird in Cope, 1868
  • Amblystoma decorticatum Cope, 1886
  • Chondrotus paroticusCope, 1887
  • Chondrotus decorticatusCope, 1887
  • Ambystoma decorticatumStejneger & Barbour, 1917
  • Ambystoma gracileDunn, 1926
  • Ambystoma gracile gracileDunn, 1944
  • Ambystoma gracile decorticatumDunn, 1944
  • Ambystoma (Ambystoma) gracileTihen, 1958


  • Baird, 1859, Rep. Upon Explor Surv. Route Railroad Mississippi-Pacific Ocean, 10(Part 4, No. 4): 13.
  • Tihen, 1958, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 3: 3, 39.
  • Frost, D. 2008. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.2 (15 July, 2008). Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Ambystoma gracile
  • AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2010. Berkeley, California: Ambystoma gracile. AmphibiaWeb, available at
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Ambystoma gracile  (Least Concern) Downloaded on 26 July 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Northwestern Salamander