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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.

 
 

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 is funded by the Office of the Director at the National Institutes of Health. The Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center is funded by the Division of Biological Infrastucture at the National Science Foundation.

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Fun Facts

Are axolotls smart?

Axolotls can recognize organisms and shapes from a distance, including people coming to feed them.

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