Yahoo News (USA) April 20th, 2017 11:33 AM: European salamander at risk of extinction: study

Europe's already endangered salamander population faces extinction due to a new, virulent fungus that also poses a broader threat to biodiversity, according to a new study. "The fungus presents a 'perfect storm'," said senior author An Martel, a professor at Ghent University in Belgium. Following an outbreak in 2014, a team of biologists led by Ghent University monitored a colony of vulnerable salamanders for two years, leading to the grim discovery of the pathogen's fatal impact.

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