Extending the table of stages of normal development of the axolotl: limb development

Dev Dyn. 2003 Mar;226(3):555-60. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.10237.


The existing table of stages of the normal development of the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) ends just after hatching. At this time, the forelimbs are small buds. In this study, we extend the staging series through completion of development of the forelimbs and hindlimbs.

MeSH terms

  • Ambystoma mexicanum / embryology*
  • Animals
  • Bone and Bones / embryology
  • Cartilage / embryology
  • Extremities / embryology
  • Limb Buds / embryology