tiger salamandertiger salamander
a widely distributed North American salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum, family Ambystomatidae) with a blackish body spotted with irregular yellow or white markings
Origin of tiger salamanderso named from its coloration
Any of several large terrestrial North American salamanders of the genus Ambystoma, especially A. tigrinum, usually having light-colored bars or spots on a dark background.
(plural tiger salamanders)
- A long slender salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum, having black skin and yellow markings.