New Salamander Discovered in US
A new species of salamander was discovered recently in the Appalachian mountains of Northern Georgia. The new salamander is so distinctive from other salamanders in the region that it was placed in its own genus. The Patch-nosed salamander, named for its lighter-colored snout, breathes through its skin, is the second smallest salamander in the US and, in an unusual twist, males and females have different coloration. This is the first discovery of a four-footed vertebrate within the United States in the last 50 years. For more information on this discovery, see redOrbit.