Salamanders and Newts of Nebraska

Salamanders and Newts of Nebraska

Nebraska is only home to 2 salamanders all from the same family.

Ambystomatidae – Mole Salamander family

The Barred Tiger Salamander or Western Tiger Salamander is a large salamander, capable of reaching a foot long but generally 5 – 8 inches. They are known for their dark bars that run down its body. It is found throughout the state of Nebraska.

Smallmouthed Salamander (Ambystoma texanum)

The Smallmouthed Salamander is smaller than the Western Tiger Salamander, reaching between 3 to 5.5 inches long. They have speckles on their body. They can be only found in the southeastern corner of the state.

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