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Reticulated Siren - New Salamander Found in Southern US

Posted: December 18th, 2018, 4:50 am
by Hans Breuer (twoton)

Re: Reticulated Siren - New Salamander Found in Southern US

Posted: December 19th, 2018, 9:05 pm
by jonathan
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 --

Re: Reticulated Siren - New Salamander Found in Southern US

Posted: December 20th, 2018, 2:52 pm
by Jimi
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.

Re: Reticulated Siren - New Salamander Found in Southern US

Posted: December 20th, 2018, 6:37 pm
by Kfen
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.

Re: Reticulated Siren - New Salamander Found in Southern US

Posted: December 22nd, 2018, 3:33 am
by BillMcGighan
Good stuff, Hans.
Thanks for that one.