This is a discussion on Species of the Week: Luschanís Salamander within the Amphibian News Feeds forums, part of the Press / News Items category; EDGE Blog (Zoological Society of London, UK) July 23rd, 2012 09:33 AM: Species of the Week: Luschanís Salamander The Salamandridae ...
EDGE Blog (Zoological Society of London, UK) July 23rd, 2012 09:33 AM: Species of the Week: Luschanís Salamander
The Salamandridae (ďtrue newts and fire salamandersĒ) family has around 74 species that diverged from all other salamanders around 200 million years ago, evolving at the feet of the dinosaurs 135 million years before their extinction. Luschanís salamander (Lyciasalamandra billae) is part of the ancient subfamily Salamandrinae and there are only six other species within [...]
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