January 2005 Archives
Rachel emailed me and gave permission to use the image above. Thanks Rachel! This watercolor shows a series of salamanders from the family Plethodontidae, the lungless salamanders. Genus:Hydromantes, Ensatina, Aneides, Plethodon, Pseudoeurycea.
The National Zoo in Washington DC is constructing a major exhibit area which will be home to many Asian animals now living at the Zoo. The zoo's website states that both the Japanese Giant Salamander, Andrias japonicus, and the Chinese Giant Salamander, Andrias davidianus, are "exploring which salamander will do best on the Asian Trial". [View Giant Salamanders webpage at the National Zoo]
The Cincinnati Zoo currently has Chinese Giant Salamanders on exhibit with their Reptile house. [View Chinese Salamander webpage at the Cincinnati Zoo]