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Extinction Countdown

Sunday Species Snapshot: Did the Axolotl Just Go Extinct?

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In 2009 scientists reported that the population of one of the world’s most bizarre creatures has dropped by 90 percent over the previous four years. Flash forward four more years and it now appears that Mexico’s “water monster” is approaching extinction in the wild. Species name: Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), also known as the “water monster” [...]

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Extinction Countdown

The population of a unique Mexican amphibian drops 90 percent in four years

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Urban growth is quickly driving one of the world’s most bizarre creatures into extinction. According to a new study, the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), a Mexican amphibian that never metamorphoses past its larval stage, has seen a 90 percent population drop in the last four years. Only an estimated 700 to 1,200 axolotls now remain. The [...]

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From Angry God to Superhero

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Scientifically informed comics are some of the best kind, and I’ve got a soft spot for unusual animals outside of the Farm and Zoo toyset species such as the amphibian axolotls. Since 2012, Ethan Kocak has been creating The Black Mudpuppy, a webcomic about a vengeful Aztec god who has been punished and must do [...]

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