Official State Amphibian of Illinois
Illinois designated the eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) as the official state amphibian in 2005. All State Amphibians
An election was held on the Internet in 2004; the students and citizens of Illinois chose the eastern tiger salamander over the other two candidates (gray tree frog and American toad). Eastern tiger salamanders are the largest amphibian found in Illinois and live throughout the state.