I have recently had several conversations with people in the general herp trade who are under the impression that tiger salamanders and axolotls are the same species. This wouldn't concern me overly execpt that here in Oregon it is illegal to keep any tiger salamanders or subspecies thereof. As of yesterday, ambystoma mexicanum was dropped from the list of non-controlled species published by the ODFW. It isn't listed on prohibited species either. It just isn't there. Are axolotls considered a subspecies of tiger salamander now? I'm living in caudata wasteland when it comes to what species I can keep. I hate to lose my axolotls.