Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Eastern Asian – Eastern North American Disjunct: Part 1

A little background for you: I grew up in the eastern United States. Raised in Florida, frequently vacationing in or near Shenandoah National Park, and earning my Master’s degree in east Tennessee, I’m used to a certain way things are ‘supposed to’ look. I’ve never been a botanist, but what I associate with ‘normal’ is […]


I’m Hannah, welcome to the first post of my new blog!  I’m a paleoherpetologist with an obvious love for those slimy little critters called salamanders. What’s a paleoherpetologist? That’s a scientist who studies fossil amphibians and reptiles. Don’t be surprised to see posts here about some of the wild new animals being discovered all the time! […]