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Will salamanders reveal their secrets?

Monday, September 19, 2022 by Tai Moses

This month the Wild Neighbors Speaker Series attempts to shed some light on an animal usually associated with the darkness: Texas salamanders. Biologist Ruben Tovar is a Ph.D. candidate at UT Austin who has worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center researching Texas blind salamanders, San Marcos salamanders and Barton Springs salamanders, to name a few. He knows just about everything there is to know about these secretive, nocturnal amphibians. In a webinar that promises to be lively and surprising, Tovar will discuss the diversity and evolution of the cave salamanders of Central Texas. Friday, Sept. 30, noon-1 p.m. Register here.

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