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Old 02-09-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
Salamander Decline Found In Central America

Amphibian populations have dropped worldwide, but most studies have detailed only the effects on frogs. A new study documents that salamander populations also are plummeting. The study, which looked at tropical salamanders in Central America, found that the most common salamanders in the high-elevation cloud forests 40 years ago have all but disappeared. Global warming may be pushing salamanders that live in narrow elevational niches to inhospitable heights.


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