Creature Feature XXVI: Ensatina salamanders

This month’s installment of Creature Feature is about Ensatina salamanders, one of evolutionary biology’s most famous organisms. Thanks to Sofia Prado-Irwin for telling me about them, and to Brian Freiermuth for his spectacular photographs (in the piece–click through to see them!)

An Ensatina salamander

The piece is based on two papers, plus decades of research by David Wake and colleagues, explained in this video:

2 thoughts on “Creature Feature XXVI: Ensatina salamanders

  1. Ambika , you are doing a great job telling people about nature and it’s vast biodiversity. I am a big fan of yours and would like to join you in this misson.

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