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Welcome to Sal-Site

Sal-Site provides information to support research and educational efforts that use salamanders, and in particular the Mexican axolotl. It also highlights some of the amazing characteristics of salamanders that endear them to scientists and naturalists around the world.

 

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About Salamanders ...

The axolotl ( Ambystoma mexicanum ) is a large salamander native to Lake Xochimilco, Mexico. It belongs to the group of salamanders known as mole salamanders. Other members of this group include the axolotl's close relative, the tiger salamander ( Ambystoma tigrinum ), and the spotted salamander ( Ambystoma maculatum ).

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Support

Sal-Site (R24-OD010435) and the Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center (P40-OD019794) are funded by the Office of the Director at the National Institutes of Health. 

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Fun Facts

What’s the difference between a newt and an axolotl?

A newt is a salamander but not all salamanders are newts.

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