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Heavyweight giant salamander found in SW China, may be 200 years old

(People's Daily Online)    17:40, December 11, 2015


A 1.4-meter-long, 52kg Chinese giant salamander has recently been found in the wild in SW China. Experts say it may be more than 200 years old.

The giant amphibian was discovered in a cave in southwest China's Chongqing and has been transferred for protection and further study.

Chinese giant salamander is critically endangered in the country, listed as a Class II Protected Species by the Chinese government.


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(Editor:Sun Zhao,Bianji)

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