Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans es una nueva especie de hongo quitridio descrita en 2013 mucho mas letal que la especie conocida hasta ahora, aunque en este caso sólo para salamandras y tritones (urodelos). Esta nueva especie ya ha devastado poblaciones enteras de salamandra común en Holanda y Bélgica, y la amenaza de su expansión por el resto del mundo es realmente preocupante. Leer más.

Some of you might remember the fundraiser for my Suter’s skink research almost two years ago. Yes, it’s been almost two years. A lot has happened in the meantime, some setbacks but most of all, good, and positive things. First of all, let me start with the positive news: the study resulted in two papers! We just published the first paper, and the second one, a short natural history note on a very special discovery, is on its way. But, that will be the topic of another blog. Within this first blog, I will guide you through the reason why I went to New Zealand and what we did. Next time I will explain the results to you. Leer más.