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The largest amphibian in the world is this newly discovered giant salamander

A painting depicts the new species of giant salamander Andrias sligoi, the largest amphibian in the world. Following their discovery in 2013, the 66-million-year-old, fossilized skeleton of Victoria was restored bone by bone. It is the second most complete fossil of T. rex. An artist's illustration shows how different an ancient "short-faced" kangaroo, Simosthenurus occidentalis, looked like in contrast to …

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A Salamander of Legend Emerges From Southern Swamps

David Wake, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley who specializes in salamanders. "But despite documentation issues," he added. Sirens are poorly understood. They like the thick muck at the bottom of swamps and ponds, which makes them hard to study. Their diet seems to consist of crustaceans and small insects, although they are occasionally eaten plants, the …

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