Latest Salamander Stories
We like to think of salamander as little cute pets or harmless amphibians you can catch near local stream or lake, but millions of years ago a somewhat more terrifying version of these animals stalked the very same bodies of water.
Since the 1950s, Chinese Giant Salamanders have experienced an 80% decline in their population sizes.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have estimated that the population of salamanders in forested regions of the Missouri Ozarks are 2-4 times higher than originally thought, and in other regions of the eastern U.S. may be on average 10 times higher.
A deadly fungal disease is killing salamanders across Europe and biologists believe it’s only a matter of time before the fungus starts ravaging salamanders in North America, according to a new report in the journal Science.
A deadly disease wiping out salamanders in Europe will reach the U.S.
Researchers at the University of Missouri recently conducted a study testing a long-standing hypothesis that salamanders might climb vegetation for food.
An article in the latest issue of Herpetologica discusses the results of a 3-year study that examined how salamanders use their microhabitat in order to predict their reaction to natural or human-based
The secret of how salamanders successfully regrow body parts is being unraveled by UCL researchers in a bid to apply it to humans.
By hightailing it to nearby ponds and shallow waterways, frogs and salamanders have – until now – had a way to evade exotic trout introduced to the West's high-mountain lakes for recreational fishing.
Imagine filling a hole in your heart by regrowing the tissue.
The hellbender salamander (Cryptoranchus alleganiensis), also known as the hellbender, is a species of giant salamander that can be found in eastern areas of North America. Its range includes the states of Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and some areas of Kansas and Oklahoma. This species is the sole member of its genus, Cryptobranchus, and is one of three living giant salamanders. The origin of the name hellbender is unknown and the species is locally known by many...
The Jefferson salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) is a species of mole salamander that can be found in northeastern areas of the United States, southwestern areas of Quebec, and central and southern areas of Ontario. This species prefers to reside in deciduous forests. It was named after Jefferson College, which is located in Pennsylvania. This species reaches an average body length between 4.3 inches and 7 inches and can be black, gray, or brown in color with lighter coloring on its front...
The California slender salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and southwest Oregon. The California slender salamander ranges from central California, north along the coast and ranges into Oregon and in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The California slender salamander grows to lengths between 3 to 5.5 inches. As its name implies, a slim body with short limbs gives this salamander...
The California giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) is a member of the Dicamptodontidae family. The species is native only to northern California. The California giant salamander inhabits moist, coastal forests or streams, lakes and ponds. Some of the species may remain gilled aquatic creatures, while others transform and become terrestrial land creatures. The California giant is nocturnal and most of its life is spent hiding and burrowing. Typically, the California giant salamander...
Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) may also be referred to as the Mexican salamander or the Mexican walking fish. The Axolotl is a member of the Ambystomatidae family and although its common name may suggest it is a fish, it is an amphibian. Axolotl are found exclusively in Mexico. The species situates, near Mexico City, on the bottom of Xochimilco’s lakes. Unlike most salamanders, Axolotl keep its larval features throughout its entire life and very rarely ever emerge from water. A condition...
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