An orange toad perched on a leaf
Past Malaria Surges Linked to Amphibian Die-off
A study suggests that pathogens affecting other species can indirectly harm human health.
Past Malaria Surges Linked to Amphibian Die-off
Past Malaria Surges Linked to Amphibian Die-off

A study suggests that pathogens affecting other species can indirectly harm human health.

A study suggests that pathogens affecting other species can indirectly harm human health.

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Salamander on log
Science Snapshot: Free Fallin’ Salamanders
Lisa Winter | May 26, 2022
Arboreal salamanders use skydiving techniques to avoid smashing to the ground after a fall.
David Wake is facing the camera, smiling.
Salamander Expert David Wake Dies at 84
Lisa Winter | May 21, 2021
Throughout his career, the University of California, Berkeley, herpetologist named 144 species of salamanders.
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
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
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 15, 2019
The lay of the land shapes the diversity of groundwater-dependent salamanders.
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
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
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 21, 2018
The Chinese giant salamander is not one but five different species.
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 
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 
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
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 30, 2014
Joining Bd, a newly identified chytrid fungus can be lethal to European salamanders and newts.
Genome Digest
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 28, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
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
Dan Cossins | May 31, 2013
Yale University evolutionary biologist Steven Brady studies the evolutionary impacts of roads on the amphibians.