PHOTOS: Brilliant New Frog, Salamander Species Found

PHOTOS: Brilliant New Frog, Salamander Species Found
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February 4, 2009--A new species, the Bolitoglossa taylori salamander, was found during an ecological assessment in northwestern Colombia late last year, according to a report released Monday.
The salamander is just one of ten apparently new amphibians discovered during the survey, each species with its own intriguing adaptations--including spikes, see-through skin, and poison.

With 754 amphibian species on record, Colombia has one of the most diverse amphibian populations on Earth, according to the nonprofit Conservation International, which conducted the survey.

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—Photograph courtesy Marco Rada/Conservation International-Colombia
 
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