Re: NANFA-- was Columbia trip gear/ now DC helbenders
Tue, 6 Jan 2004 13:32:23 EST

In a message dated 1/6/04 1:17:13 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> I think that I saw that show a year or so ago. The Japanese Giant Salamander
> was huge.
Yeah they repeated it recently, If more of the planet was cool swamps we
might still have those big salamanders but in warm swamps crocodilians rule,
salamanders drool! If I remember correctly there is reason to think a small
population of the huge 16 foot salamanders persisted through to the cretaceous on the
continent of anarctica due to it's cooler climate.

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