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Researchers at Bielefeld University and the Technische Universität Braunschweig are the first to confirm the benefit of multiple paternities for a vertebrate under completely natural conditions.
Do frogs live underground? The answer is yes, some amphibians, such as salamanders and frogs have been often reported to dwell in subterranean habitats, some of them completely adjusted to the life in darkness, and others just spending a phase of their lifecycle in an underground shelter.
New findings of researchers from Tel-Aviv University show that predator-prey interactions between ground beetles of the genus Epomis and amphibians are much more complex than expected.
The Corsican Brook Salamander (Euproctus montanus), known also as the Corsican Mountain Newt, is a species of salamander belonging to the Salamandridae family. It is native to Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is found mostly in rocky streams, springs, and rivers in forest and maquis and altitudes of over 600 meters. It is smaller than other closely related species, such as the Sardinian Brook Salamander (Euproctus platycephalus) and can reach a length of about 5 inches,...
The Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra), is considered the most well-known salamander species in Europe. It is found in forests in the hilly regions of southern and central Europe. Their prefer deciduous forests, as they like to hide in the fallen leaves. They will also hide under stones and wood debris. They also visit mossy tree trunks. They require clean brooks for breeding. They are most commonly found at altitudes between 1300 and 3200 feet. The Fire salamander grows to about 8...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.