Ambystoma - derived from the Greek words amblys and stoma meaning "blunt" and "mouth" respectively
tigrinum - from the Latin tigrinus meaning tiger, referring to the tiger-like patterning in some individuals
The largest mole salamander!
This is not only the most widespread salamander species in North America, but it is the largest mole salamander. There are three subspecies of tiger salamanders in Canada; the eastern, blotched and gray tiger salamanders.