Newly discovered giant salamander species is 'world’s biggest amphibian'

A 74-year-old museum specimen, which once lived at ZSL London Zoo has been identified as a new species of giant salamander and probably the world’s biggest amphibian. Researchers researchers from ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and London’s Natural History Museum used DNA from museum specimens collected in the early 20th century to identified two new species of giant salamander - one of which they suspect is the world’s biggest amphibian.

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