Brazilian Salamanders: Rare, Beautiful and Endangered

Brazilian Salamanders: Rare, Beautiful and Endangered

Turn over a few rocks and logs in a moist forest and you will certainly find a salamander. Well, not exactly. While this is true in many areas in North America and Europe, salamanders are quite rare in some other places, where other types of amphibians, such as frogs and caecilians, are common. Contrary to the general patterns of global biodiversity, where tropical forests harbor the majority of species, the…