Creature Feature XXVI: Ensatina salamanders

This month’s installment of Creature Feature is about Ensatina salamanders, one of evolutionary biology’s most famous organisms. Thanks to Sofia Prado-Irwin for telling me about them, and to Brian Freiermuth for his spectacular photographs (in the piece–click through to see them!)

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An Ensatina salamander

The piece is based on two papers, plus decades of research by David Wake and colleagues, explained in this video:

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2 thoughts on “Creature Feature XXVI: Ensatina salamanders

  1. Ambika , you are doing a great job telling people about nature and it’s vast biodiversity. I am a big fan of yours and would like to join you in this misson.

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