December 2009 Archives

Updating "a salamander blog" post from June on Conservation International's discovery of a unique bug-eyed salamander species from the Nangaritza region of southeastern Ecuador, Conservation International has now posted this video of the salamander.

Viewing information at The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species on the uniquely colored Amber Salamander, Hynobius stejnegeri, I found a link to the World Wildlife Fund - WildFinder. I only used it for a few minutes but it appears to be a very good tool for showing spatial distribution of salamander species and I thought I'd share. They claim to have 26,000 species in the WildFinder database. The Amber Salamander wasn't one of them.