100 Weirdest Amphibians List

salamander.jpgNew Scientist has an article and awesome gallery about the 100 Weirdest Amphibians List, as designated by the Zoological Society of London. Ninety percent of the top 100 predate the dinosaurs – and therefore survived whatever killled the big reptiles.
The motiviation of the ZSL is to raise awareness of how endangered many of these creatures are; because they tend to absorb things through their skin, amphibians tend to be extra vulnerable to environmental poisons, and the ZSL says 85 of the top 100 weird amphibians have no conservation efforts directed at them.
Image: Chinese Giant Salamander, the world’s largest amphibia at 1.8 meters. Via.

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