dimanche 14 avril 2013

Triturus pygmaeus. Uma maravilha de marmore verde e... vivo!

Alentejo is famous for its marble. It comes in pink, white and grey, in the wonderful towns of Borba, Vila Viçosa and Estremoz. In Vila Viçosa, there is a nice little marble museum that you can visit. A few days ago, as I was carrying wood from one place to another at the Monte, I came across a little marvel of... green marble. What was previously regarded as triturus marmoratus is now regarded as a separate species limited to the south western part of the Iberic peninsula.

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