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The spectacular world of salamanders

By: Anna Norris on Aug. 2, 2013, 4:43 p.m.
Northern two-lined salamander

Photo: Dave Huth/Flickr

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Masters of their environment

Salamanders are excellent at hiding in plain sight: hiding under stones, moving among rocks and covering themselves in dirt. According to Smithsonian Magazine, salamanders have survived no less than three mass extinctions and they've been around for more than 200 million years!