Tiny salamander makes a big splash
A tiny salamander is making a big splash at UGA where researchers are studying the new species discovered in northeast Georgia. A team of researchers, including John Maerz, an assistant wildlife professor at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, and Joe Milanovich, a Warnell graduate student, have located both male and female specimens and larvae of the salamander near Toccoa. The same species has since also been found at a nearby site in South Carolina. The new species is the second smallest salamander in the U.S. Details of the discovery were published in the Journal of Zoology.