Tiger Salamander -Colorado State Amphibian?

Colorado has many official symbols but we don’t have a state amphibian. I have a bill drafted and ready to be introduced during the 2012 session that will make the Tiger Salamander the official State of Colorado Amphibian. The Tiger Salamander is the only native and documented amphibian to be found in all 64 counties of Colorado. The idea for this legislation was brought to me by District 7 residents and you can learn more about their campaign for a state amphibian on facebook. You can learn more about the Tiger Salamander here.

3 Responses to “Tiger Salamander -Colorado State Amphibian?”

  1. Jim Leach January 24, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Thanks for leading the charge to make the Tiger Salamander Colorado’s state amphibian! It’s a great way to kids, parents, and teachers involved in the state legislative system. I’m looking forward to the bill signing!

  2. Jake Ours January 29, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Rep. Williams,

    I am a student at George Washington High School. Thank you for sponsoring this bill to make the Tiger Salamander the State Amphibian. I will contact my State Representative, Lois Court, and ask her to suport this bill too.

    Thank you,

    Jake Ours

  3. Richard Stucky February 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    The Tiger Salamander is also the most abundant fossil amphibian from the state of Colorado, known from such places as the San Luis Valley and from the recently discovered Snowmass Mastodon Site in Pitkin County. Literally thousands of fossil bones have been discovered at the site which has terrestrial forms, aquatic forms and canabalistic forms. It’s history stretches over 150,000 years in the state of Colorado. I am one of the Curators of fossils at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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