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Plants in Ontario park consume salamanders with ‘striking frequency’

June 19, 2019

Pity the salamanders. At just a few months old, many emerge from water in Algonquin Provincial Park only…
Salamander genome gives clues about unique regenerative ability

December 28, 2017

This is the first time that an entire newt genome has been sequenced, an achievement that can give…
Understanding Salamander Breeding Patterns May Lead to Better Forest Management, Conservation Strategies

August 10, 2017

With changing environments, pond-breeding salamanders face increasingly hazardous treks as the space between breeding ponds and their non-breeding…
Promiscuous salamander found to use genes from three partners equally

June 13, 2017

A promiscuous salamander has found a simple genetic formula for success: Mate with multiple males and use equal…
Salamanders brave miles of threatening terrain for the right sex partner

December 21, 2016

Most salamanders are homebodies when it comes to mating. But some of the beasts hit the road, traversing…
Newly discovered salamander species, world’s smallest, already endangered

November 16, 2016

An international team of researchers who are reporting three new species of the world’s smallest salamander from the…
No males needed: All-female salamanders regrow tails 36 percent faster

May 2, 2016

The lady salamander that shuns male companionship may reap important benefits. For instance, when a predator snaps off…
Deadly Amphibian Fungus Abroad Threatens Certain U.S. Regions

February 23, 2016

The areas of the United States that are most at risk of a potentially invasive salamander fungus are…
Invasive Amphibian Fungus Could Threaten US Salamander Populations

January 21, 2016

A deadly fungus causing population crashes in wild European salamanders could emerge in the United States and threaten…
Strolling salamanders provide clues on how animals evolved to move from water to land

December 2, 2015

Around 390 million years ago, the first vertebrate animals moved from water onto land, necessitating changes in their…
New approach to help bones heal faster and better

November 19, 2015

Inspired by amphibians like salamanders, researchers from the University of Southampton are developing a new type of drug…
Salamander fossil tells a story about the evolution of Caribbean islands

August 19, 2015

Scientists have discovered more than 20 million years old salamander trapped in amber. Although fossil is impressive thing…
First-ever discovery of a salamander in amber sheds light on evolution of Caribbean islands

August 18, 2015

More than 20 million years ago, a short struggle took place in what is now the Dominican Republic,…
Scientists urge ban on salamander imports to fend off new fungus

July 31, 2015

Five California amphibian experts warn that a recently discovered fungus already devastating salamanders in Europe could imperil American…
Emerging Disease Could Wipe Out American, European Salamanders

November 6, 2014

A deadly disease that is wiping out salamanders in parts of Europe will inevitably reach the U.S. through…
Newly found fungus is threat to salamanders worldwide

November 3, 2014

A pathogenic fungus that infects salamanders and newts has jumped out of Southeast Asia through human export of…
Fossil has evidence of limb regeneration in 300 million year old amphibian

September 25, 2014

Whole specimen of Micromelerpeton credneri. Credit: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1550     A trio…
Health of ecosystems on US golf courses

April 11, 2014

This is Desmognathus ocoee. Credit: Bill Peterman Currently, there are more than 18,300 golf courses in the U.S. covering…
Salamanders shrinking as their mountain havens heat up

March 27, 2014

Smaller Body Size Is One of the Fastest Environmental Changes Ever Seen, UMD-led Research Team Says Wild salamanders…
Mexico experts sight endangered ‘water monster’

February 24, 2014

In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 photo, biologists from Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) conduct a census of…
Analysis of salamander jump reveals an unexpected twist

January 23, 2014

This little amphibian’s method of escape takes layers of physics and engineering to explain. A small, secretive creature…
Salamander Population Size Helps Predict Health of Forest Ecosystems and Inform Forest Management Decisions, MU Study Finds

January 22, 2014

Researchers suggest a balance between timber harvest and conservation biology Woodland salamanders are small, lungless amphibians that live…
Salamanders under threat from deadly skin-eating fungus

September 3, 2013

A new species of fungus that eats amphibians’ skin has ravaged the fire salamander population in the Netherlands,…
Do salamanders hold the solution to regeneration?

May 22, 2013

Salamanders’ immune systems are key to their remarkable ability to regrow limbs, and could also underpin their ability…
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