three new salamander species discovered

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Three new salamander species were discovered in Costa Rica in the largest forest reserve in the Central America, La Amistad National Park. Discovered by a team led by Alex Monro of the Natural History Museum in London, all of the species found were small with the smallest, a member of the genus Nototriton, the size of a human fingernail. The other two species are members of the genus Bolitoglossa. None of the species have yet to be named. In September of 2007 two new plethodontid species were found in the same area: Gomez’s Web-footed Salamander, Bolitoglossa gomezi and Brame’s Web-footed Salamander, Bolitoglossa bramei.

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