Relation to Humans
The California Department of Fish and Game has just declared Ambystoma californiense a candidate Endangered Species, as of February 5, 2009. Within one year the decision will be made by Fish and Game as to whether all California Tiger Salamanders will be protected under the Endangered classification. Public action will help determine if Ambystoma californiense receives this protection. If you agree that the California Tiger Salamander should be declared Endangered, write to:
California Fish and Game Commission
1416 Ninth Street
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
Phone (916) 653-4899
Fax (916) 653-5040
For more information see The Center for Biological Diversity's website.
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- Shaffer, H. B., and McKnight, M. L. (1996). ''The polytypic species revisited: differentiation and molecular phylogenetics of the Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum (Amphibia: Caudata) complex.'' Evolution, 50, 417-433.