Reticulated Siren - New Salamander Found in Southern US

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Re: Reticulated Siren - New Salamander Found in Southern US

Post by jonathan » December 19th, 2018, 9:05 pm

That's up near the top of coolest-looking salamanders in the world right off the jump.

Sean and David posted a great (and pretty open) background of the whole process of discovery/official designation as a species here:

Song of the Siren -- The Story Behind How We Found and Described a Two-foot Long Amphibian New to Science --

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Re: Reticulated Siren - New Salamander Found in Southern US

Post by Jimi » December 20th, 2018, 2:52 pm

Thanks a ton for that link, Jonathan! Very cool narrative. It conveys a lot of the excitement, frustration, etc of just trying to get something complicated & important finished while the sands of your hourglass pour out.
For some time it was very tough and we both feared we’d have to tell our parents that after all of our effort and education, we were going to just go work at a bar.


Uh huh.

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Re: Reticulated Siren - New Salamander Found in Southern US

Post by Kfen » December 20th, 2018, 6:37 pm

Wow!! That is exciting stuff. Its too bad its December and I live in CT because all I want to do is go out in the field right now.

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Re: Reticulated Siren - New Salamander Found in Southern US

Post by BillMcGighan » December 22nd, 2018, 3:33 am

Good stuff, Hans.
Thanks for that one.

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