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Spare Ribs, Anyone? – The Iberian Ribbed Newt

March 9, 2010

Throughout the natural world both animals and plants have developed an immeasurable variety of techniques to deter predators from making them their next meal. Plants grow thorns, jellyfish drag stinging tentacles and snakes rattle their tails and bare poisonous fangs, and amphibians are no exception. However, none are as masochistically defensive as the Iberian (or Spanish) Ribbed Newt (Pleurodeles waltl). (more…)