New Salamander Found -- One of World's Smallest

The newly named patch-nosed salamander—the second smallest salamander in the United States—had been living right under our noses.
Scientists found the 2-inch-long (5.1-centimeter-long) amphibian in 2007, in a creek near a well-traveled road in northern Georgia.
The new species, named for its lighter hued snout, is so different from other salamanders in the amphibian-rich region that it was placed in a new genus.

Full story by Christine Dell'Amore on National Geographic



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