The new salamanders spots, like a leopard, and palmoobraznoe gills behind the head. This is one of the large animals described in the last hundred years in the United States.
A new species of Salamander was opened by the ecologist David Steen (David Steen) from the sea turtle Center, Georgia, USA. He got the name reticulata Siren (“siren net”).
Animal belongs to the order of tailed amphibians, to the suborder Salamandroidea and to the family sirenevyh.
Rumors about the existence of the mysterious animal walked for decades. Residents of Florida called it “leopard eel”, although it is now clear that this amphibian.
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The animal could not classify, since it rarely occurs in nature. The first sample was studied in 2009, and the second went for five years. The study officially ended this year, and its results were published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Siren – the largest representatives of the suborder: they reach 61 cm in length. Amphibians live only in water, not come to the surface and prefer a bottom of muddy ponds.
Siren reticulata lives in Northwest Florida and southern Alabama and has two front legs and a set of gills behind the head. The hindquarters of the animal is reduced, so that from a distance it was mistaken for acne.
Sirens feed mainly on insects and molluscs.