Save the golden Alpine salamander!

Described in 1982 as new taxon, the golden Alpine salamander (Salamandra atra aurorae) was one of the most unexpected and spectacular herpetological discoveries for the European continent of the last century (Figure 1). These unique salamanders are endemic to a very small mountainous area located in the southern Alps of Northern Italy, and are only known from a few localities in the Altopiano dei Sette Comuni (province of Vicenza, Veneto region) and the Altopiano di Vezzena (province of Trento). Leer más.