Researchers have found three new species of miniature salamanders from the mountain forests of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Rare salamanders or “baby dragons” that hatched in Slovenia’s Postojna Cave have survived the early stages of their lives and reached adolescence.
Rare salamanders called olms hatch from so-called “dragon eggs” in an ancient cave in Slovenia.
Researchers are concerned about U.S. salamanders contracting a deadly skin disease that has caused major die-offs in Europe. As a result, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed 201 salamanders as injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act.
Amphibians throughout the world are threatened with extinction due to disease, climate change and habitat loss, among other serious factors. Now, as a kind of New Year resolution, the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) has assigned itself the lofty goal of protecting each and every unique species.
A deadly pathogen that causes skin lesions is threatening European salamander populations and is spreading to parts of Asia, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. A recent study highlights new conservation methods employed to ensure the deadly pathogen doesn't spread to North America, a hotspot for salamander biodiversity.
An extremely rare Chinese giant salamander was recently "stumbled upon" outside a cave in Chongqing, China. This creature represents the largest living amphibian in the world, and possibly the oldest.
By examining the hind and forelimbs of a tiger salamanders, researchers have revealed how they may have transitioned from life at sea to life on land.
As some areas of the country receive needed rain, amphibians and turtles head out happily into the new moisture.
Half the world's salamanders live in North America, doing their essential job of consuming insects and being an important part of the food chain. Do we want them to go extinct, like the Netherlands' fire salamanders, prey to a fatal fungus that may arrive on imported pets?
Salamanders are tricky to spot and certainly even harder to keep track of. That's why salamander populations have largely been left up to speculation. However, new research suggests that they are actually very prevalent, and play a significant role in the food chain of whole-forest ecosystems.
Salamanders throughout Europe are getting sick from a deadly fungal disease, and it threatens to spread to the United States through the pet trade unless international efforts are taken to stop it in its tracks, scientists reported Thursday in the journal Science.
Apparently when salamanders party, everyone's invited. At least, that was the case for a recent shindig in Missouri where a hoard of salamanders piled up on a homeowner's doorstep for a surprise visit.
North America's largest salamander - also the third largest salamander in the world - is disappearing, and scientists are trying to figure out the reasoning behind it, the Associated Press reported.