3 New Salamanders Are "Ballistic," Bright, Tiny

New Salamander Species Found in Costa Rica
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Measuring 2.4 inches (6 centimeters) long, this newfound nocturnal salamander hunts insects at a snail's pace but with a ballistic tongue," said Alex Monro of London's Natural History Museum.

They have this incredible tongue which is one of the fastest moving things in the animal kingdom, Monro said. In seven milliseconds it can reach and wrap around prey.

The salamander is among 5,300 plant, insect, and amphibian species so far recorded during a British-led project to survey the wildlife of Costa Rica's La Amistad National Park, it was announced on January 4, 2008

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—Photograph by Alex Monro, courtesy Natural History Museum
 
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