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Eastern Tiger Salamander

Illinois State Amphibian

Tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum); photo by Carla Isabel Ribeiro on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution / share alike: CC BY-SA 3.0).

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.