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Axolotls Might Have Already Gone Extinct!

Ambystoma Mexicanum IUCN Red List status: Critically endangered Species name: Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), more commonly known as the “water monster” and “Mexican walking fish.” These strange salamanders never undergo metamorphosis and stay in a larval form their entire lives. In early 2009 scientists reported that the population of one of the world’s most bizarre creatures has dropped by 90 percent ... Read More »

New Crocodile Newt Found in Vietnam

Researchers have discovered a new species of Vietnamese salamander that looks like it has emerged from an abyssal volcano. The salamander was found hidden away in Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science, the scientists described the species in the new edition of Current Herpetology. Coal-black with orange-tinted toes, the new crocodile newt (in the genus Tylototriton) was determined to ... Read More »

New Species Of Tiny Salamanders Discovered In Columbia National Park

New Tiny species of salamander found at CNP Researchers have discovered 2 new species of salamander in Tamá National Natural Park in Colombia. While the discovery should be cause for celebration, the news was dampened by the fact that both species are already infected with the deadly fungal disease, known as Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), which has wiped out amphibian populations ... Read More »