ID

420-528 (CNRE-88P)

Authors as Published

David Bishop and Carola Haas, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech

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Of the more than 700 species of salamanders found worldwide, more than 200 live in North America, and over 40 percent of these are considered to be at risk. Although these secretive creatures are unknown to many people, they are important parts of our natural world and in serious need of our protection. This publication describes salamander biology and conservation concerns.


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Publication Date

February 12, 2020