Ambystomatidae is a family of salamanders belonging to the order Caudata in the class Amphibia. It traditionally contains one genus, Ambystoma (or Mole Salamanders) containing 32 species.
were formerly included in this family, but are now usually placed into their own families Dicamptodontidae
. Recently, a large study of amphibian systematics (Frost et al., Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History
, 297 (2006) has placed Dicamptodon
back within Ambystomatidae, based on cladistic
analysis. This has been accepted by the Center for North American Herpetology.
Species included in this family are: