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Guatamala | Salamander, long thought extinct, rediscovered in Finca San Isidro Amphibian Reserve

A “lost” species of salamander, feared extinct for more than 40 years, has been found again.

The Jackson’s climbing salamander (Bolitoglossa jacksoni), also called the golden wonder because of its brilliant yellow color, was first made known to science in 1975. Since then, the species had never been recorded. But last month, the yellow-hued salamander was spotted once again in Guatemala’s Cuchumatanes Mountain range.


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