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Ambystoma talpoideum (Holbrook, 1838) - Mole Salamander


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
Locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

County Map

County map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
County map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
Historical locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical County Map

Historical county map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
Historical county map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 8 April 2021.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
Major Watersheds locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Native Status

Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander) has a total of 73 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 8 counties and 20 localities. There are a total of 27 collectors and 36 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 43 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1966 and its most recent collection year is 2020. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 14 and November 21, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Bollinger 2 3 3 3 3 1968 1974
Butler 5 29 10 15 19 1986 1998
Cape Girardeau 1 1 1 1 1 2000 2000
New Madrid 1 4 1 1 1
Perry 1 1 1 1 1 2010 2010
Ripley 3 3 4 3 3 1966 2020
Stoddard 4 29 11 11 13 1967 1998
Wayne 2 2 6 2 2 1966 1998

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Ambystoma talpoideum (Mole Salamander). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
4 Scott Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles St. Francis Lowlands
6 Carter Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Black River Hills Border
6 Dunklin Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
6 Mississippi Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles St. Francis Lowlands
6 Pemiscot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles St. Francis Lowlands
6 Sainte Genevieve Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
8 Madison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Black River Hills Border
9 Iron Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Reynolds Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
11 Oregon Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands
11 Saint Francois Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Amphibia Gray, 1825 - Amphibians
Order:
Caudata Scopoli, 1777 - Salamanders
Family:
Ambystomatidae Gray, 1850 - Mole Salamanders
Genus:
Ambystoma Tschudi, 1838 - Mole Salamanders
Species:
Ambystoma talpoideum (Holbrook, 1838) - Mole Salamander

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)