Salamander Expert David Wake Dies at 84
Salamander Expert David Wake Dies at 84
Throughout his career, the University of California, Berkeley, herpetologist named 144 species of salamanders.
Salamander Expert David Wake Dies at 84
Salamander Expert David Wake Dies at 84

Throughout his career, the University of California, Berkeley, herpetologist named 144 species of salamanders.

Throughout his career, the University of California, Berkeley, herpetologist named 144 species of salamanders.

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Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common
Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common
Lisa Winter | Feb 28, 2020
A study of the animals using blue light reveals what humans are not able to see with the naked eye.
Saving the Hellbender, a Giant Salamander Under Threat
Saving the Hellbender, a Giant Salamander Under Threat
Mary Bates | Sep 1, 2019
Populations of the two-foot-long amphibians are declining across North America. Scientists are struggling to find out why, before it’s too late.
Image of the Day: Evolution Underground
Image of the Day: Evolution Underground
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 15, 2019
The lay of the land shapes the diversity of groundwater-dependent salamanders.
Image of the Day: Revival
Image of the Day: Revival
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 17, 2018
Salamanders’ and lizards’ tail regeneration depends on the quality of their neural stem cells.
Image of the Day: Hell-Bent on Repopulation
Image of the Day: Hell-Bent on Repopulation
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 23, 2018
Researchers will be releasing captive-grown eastern hellbenders in southern Indiana to help raise their numbers.
Newly Described Salamander Species Nearly Extinct
Newly Described Salamander Species Nearly Extinct
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 21, 2018
The Chinese giant salamander is not one but five different species.
Frogs Fight Back From Fungal Attack
Frogs Fight Back From Fungal Attack
Ruth Williams | Mar 29, 2018
A decade after chytridiomycosis killed scores of amphibians in Panama, some species are recovering. New research indicates why.  
Image of the Day: Salamander Mummy 
Image of the Day: Salamander Mummy 
The Scientist | Oct 4, 2017
Using newly developed X-ray imaging technology, paleontologists revealed the skeleton, soft tissues, and remnants of an ingested frog within a 35-million-year-old petrified salamander.
Image of the Day: Green Eggs 
Image of the Day: Green Eggs 
The Scientist Staff | May 18, 2017
Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) embryos are tinted green by the oxygen-producing algae (Oophila amblystomatis) that grow inside.
Amphibians Face Another Fungal Threat
Amphibians Face Another Fungal Threat
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 30, 2014
Joining Bd, a newly identified chytrid fungus can be lethal to European salamanders and newts.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 28, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Skin-Eating Fungus Threatens Salamanders
Skin-Eating Fungus Threatens Salamanders
Chris Palmer | Sep 3, 2013
A fungus that erodes the skin has caused massive die-offs of fire salamanders in the Netherlands.
Salamander Evolution
Salamander Evolution
Dan Cossins | May 31, 2013
Yale University evolutionary biologist Steven Brady studies the evolutionary impacts of roads on the amphibians.