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SYR Press: New Salamander [Newt]

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Posted by: W von Papinešu at Tue Jan 11 10:17:16 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by W von Papinešu ]  
   

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DAY PRESS (Damascus, Syria) 08 January 11 New Salamander ( M. Ismael/Mazen)
Damascus (SANA): A new type of Salamander was discovered lately in Syria which is not yet categorized internationally.
The new type was named ''Syrian Crested Newts''. It has a big crest on the back, with small dark spots and a broad white line on each side, unlike the familiar European type.
The new Salamander's abdomen is orange in color. It is 15-cm-long.
''This type of Salamander lives in swamps and pools, feeding on their insects and worms,'' says the environmental researcher Iyad Al-Salim.
He says these salamanders live for 25 years. People in western countries raise them as pets in their houses and gardens.
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