Salamander-eating Plant First Known In North America

Scientists have discovered a rare invertebrate-eating plant in Ontario, Canada, that feeds on salamanders, according to reports.

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  • 'Bog of horrors': Salamander-eating plant found in Ontario
    this is the first time North American pitcher plants have been observed with salamanders. "Prey caught inside the plant's specialized leaves is broken down by plant digestive enzymes and other ...
    06/12/2019 - 6:29 am | View Link
  • ‘Crazy discovery:’ Salamander-eating pitcher plants found in Ontario: study
    In what is believed to be a first in North America, researchers in Canada have found a carnivorous plant consuming salamanders in Ontario’s Algonquin Park wetlands. According to a University of ...
    06/12/2019 - 5:21 am | View Link
  • Salamander-eating plant first known in North America
    Scientists have discovered a rare vertebrate-eating plant in Ontario, Canada, that feeds on salamanders, according to reports. While some carnivorous plants are known to eat insects, the bell-shaped ...
    06/11/2019 - 7:01 pm | View Link
  • Biologists Find Salamander-Eating Pitcher Plants in Canada
    But until now, no one had reported juvenile salamanders caught by a pitcher plant in North America. “Pitcher plants may have become carnivorous to gain nutrients, especially nitrogen, that are lacking ...
    06/11/2019 - 2:26 am | View Link
  • Researchers find salamander-eating plants in Canadanian provincial park
    In a probable first for North America, researchers at the University of Guelph ... he found a salamander inside a pitcher plant. Baldwin is a co-author of the current study. When they returned to ...
    06/10/2019 - 5:31 pm | View Link
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