Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

AMNH Subway Art #20

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Marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum (left) and
Fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra (right)
as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).

Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [wallpaper size].

Read more about the AMNH tile artworks and see the AMNH tile artworks photographic archives — with all the animals identified.


  1. #1 JPS
    January 24, 2008

    The salamander on the left is probably a marbled salamander.

    The salamander on the right is probably a tiger salamander.

  2. #2 wren
    January 25, 2008

    I can’t identify the species but I am definitely looking for that subway stop when I’m in NYC next month.

  3. #3 Hai~Ren
    January 25, 2008

    L: Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum)

    R: Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra)

  4. #4 "GrrlScientist"
    January 26, 2008

    wren; this is just the uptown stop; there is a downtown stop (the downstairs platform at this stop) that i haven’t shown to you yet, but the walls on that platform are filled with casts of fossil bones, including my personal favorite, the berlin archaeopteryx.

    and thanks for the species IDs, i’ve added them to the caption!

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