the strange specimen over 3,500 years old

Inside an abandoned quarry, researchers have made an incredible discovery. The animal was thought to have been extinct for two decades now.

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The credit for this incredible discovery goes to the Apuan Free Association and in particular to Professor Gabriele Martinucci, who has been following and coordinating the research for a long time, allowing us to achieve the important goal.

An animal thought to be extinct for two decades has come back to “life”. In fact, one of its breeding sites was discovered in an abandoned quarry in central Italy. It is here that a whole colony decided to lay its foundations, attracted by the tranquility and the presence of water.

The liquid is indeed essential for this creature, whose name recalls a famous Disney cartoon character and which has very little in common with him. The discovery, although revealed these days, actually dates back to a fairly long period, to be precise between the spring of 2021 and that of 2022.

Exceptional discovery: discovery of a species that was thought to be extinct

Martinucci’s team made the discovery in a long disused quarry in Fivizzano, in the province of Massa Carrara. Here they found a real colony of the Tuscan Alpine Newt, an amphibian whose tracks had been lost about 10 years ago.

This small animal needs to have at its disposal bodies of water and ponds without fish to survive, and has found in this quarry the ideal habitat. A real paradise for him, who thus managed to reproduce. The discovery is a bad omen because although in the laboratory they have also been created specimens that do not need to breathe, it was not believed that there was one more in nature.

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Instead in Fivizzano in a lake of about 700 square meters, experts found 50 specimens, which bodes well that this amphibian can reproduce thus avoiding extinction.

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