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The salamander that can parachute from atop the world’s tallest trees

A close-up of a wandering salamander, Aneides vagrans, on a branch.

A flattened body and big feet help the wandering salamander to glide down from the canopy of old-growth redwood trees. Credit: Christian Brown

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Nature 606, 11 (2022)



  1. Brown, C. E., Sathe, E. A., Dudley, R. & Deban, S. M. Curr. Biol. 32, R453–R454 (2022).

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