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Jackson’s Climbing Salamander Rediscovered in Guatemala 42 Years After Last Sighting

Jackson’s Climbing Salamander Rediscovered in Guatemala 42 Years After Last Sighting

One of the “ten Most Wanted missing amphibian species in the world” has been rediscovered, in recently protected cloud forests of the Cuchumatanes mountains, Guatemala.  A guard at the Finca San Isidro Amphibian Reserve, Ramos León, discovered a juvenile Jackson’s climbing salamander—only the third individual ever seen—on the edge of the reserve while out on patrol this month. He sent a photo to Carlos Vasquez, curator of herpetology at USAC University in Guatemala, coordinator of the amphibian conservation program partnered with the Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), who confirmed that the species in the photo was, indeed, the Jackson’s climbing salamander. Jackson’sRead More

A new newt is described, The Anhui knobby newt

A new newt is described, The Anhui knobby newt

Amphibians, New Species October 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Distinct morphological and molecular genetic differences were to be found between newt populations of Tylototriton from Yaoluoping National Nature Reserve in Yuexi county, Anhui Province of China, rvealing a previously unrecognized species.

Brilliant new salamander from Colombian Andes cloud forest

Brilliant new salamander from Colombian Andes cloud forest

Amphibians, New Species September 28, 2017 at 10:33 am

The new species of salamander is described from Andean cloud forests on the western slope of Serranía de los Yariguíes in the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia, between 1385 and 1473 m elevation.  See also another recently described Bolitoglossa.   

A cryptic species of dusky salamander from the southern United States

A cryptic species of dusky salamander from the southern United States

Amphibians, New Species May 10, 2017 at 8:55 am

The southern dusky salamander from the eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, first described in 1989 of the United States is redescribed as two species, with the new species as Desmognathus valentinei.

Scientists Just Discovered Three Adorably Tiny New Salamanders

Scientists Just Discovered Three Adorably Tiny New Salamanders

Amphibians, New Species November 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Three new salamanders have been discovered in the genus Thorius.   Adults of which are smaller than a matchstick.  They are, in fact, the smallest four-legged tailed organism on Earth, and their miniaturized bodies are highly unusual for vertebrates, with structures for feeding being among the most prominent.  Tragically, all three species appear to be edging toward extinction.

A beautiful new yellow salamander

A beautiful new yellow salamander

Amphibians, New Species November 6, 2016 at 12:24 pm

A new yellow salamander is described from a single specimen found in the roots of an orchid 3m above ground in Costa Rican cloud forest.  It was found in premontane rainforest in the vicinity of Moravia de Chirripó, on the northeastern slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca in Costa Rica.  This new species increases the known diversity of salamanders in Costa Rica to 50. Costa Rica has the fifth highest total diversity of salamanders on the planet, behind the USA (#1), Mexico (#2), China (#3), and Guatemala (#4).  

A new newt: Tylototriton podichthys

A new newt: Tylototriton podichthys

Amphibians, New Species August 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

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A New Species of  Crocodile Newts from Central Myanmar

A New Species of Crocodile Newts from Central Myanmar

Amphibians, New Species November 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

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