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The spectacular world of salamanders

Aug. 2, 2013, 4:43 p.m.
Siberian salamander

Photo: Tatiana Bulyonkova/Flickr

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Asiatic salamanders

Asiatic salamanders, closely related to giant salamanders, range throughout Asia and into European Russia. Siberian salamanders, like the one shown, have been known to survive temperatures as low as minusn 49 degrees Fahrenheit. Rumor has it, some of them have survived after being frozen for years.