Newts and Salamanders

Only found at high elevations, the salamander has nowhere to go as temperatures rise

The six-feet-long Chinese giant salamander, the world’s largest amphibian, has fallen victim to faulty conservation measures and poaching. Research from two studies, published today (May 21) in Current Biology, have found that the salamander is five or more distinct species, all headed to extinction.

A science project gone awry has resulted in the introduction of a new species of amphibian to wetlands around Sitka.