Conservation assessment of the Sacramento Mountain salamander
Suggested Citation:Ramotnik, C.A. 1997. Conservation assessment of the Sacramento Mountain salamander. General Technical Report RM-GTR-293. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 19 p.
The three salamander species known to inhabit New Mexico include the tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum; Sacramento Mountain Salamander, Aneides hardii; and the Jemez Mountain Salamander, Plethodon neomexicanus. Of the three, A. tigrinum is the single representative of the family Ambystoma. While populations in Arizona, Colorado, and Utah have experienced recent unexplained die-offs (C. Carey, pers. comm.), A. tigrinum appears to remain stable in New Mexico, where it occurs throughout the state…