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New Poison Dart Frog Species Discovered In Donoso, Panama
2014-09-29 03:12:01

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso, Panama, and described by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, both in Panama, and the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. In the species description published this week in Zootaxa, it was named Andinobates geminisae for Geminis Vargas, "the beloved wife of [coauthor] Marcos Ponce, for her unconditional...

Female Lovelorn Frogs Grab The Closest Male
2013-05-20 13:16:57

BioMed Central What lures a lady frog to her lover? Good looks, the sound of his voice, the size of his pad or none of the above? After weighing up their options, female strawberry poison frogs (Oophaga pumilio) bag the closest crooner they can, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers of Zoology. This seemingly short-sighted strategy turns out to be the optimal mate choice strategy for these colorful frogs. Males of the species congregate in the Costa Rican rain...


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Strawberry Poison Dart Frog, Oophaga Pumilio
2014-09-12 08:52:55

The Strawberry Poison-Dart Frog, Oophaga Pumilio or Dendrobates Pumilio, is a species of small amphibian poison dart frog located in Central America. It’s common throughout its range, which stretches from eastern central Nicaragua through Costa Rica and northwestern Panama. The species is frequently found in humid lowlands and premontane forest, but populations of large size are also found in disturbed areas such as plantations. This frog is perhaps most famous for its widespread varieties...

Harlequin Poison Frog, Oophaga Histrionica
2013-06-25 13:44:18

The Harlequin Poison Frog (Oophaga histrionica) known also as the Harlequin Poison Dart Frog, is a species of poison dart frog with a native range from Western Ecuador to the El Choco region of Colombia. The frog is usually found on the ground of tropical rain forests, amongst fallen limbs or leaf litter. O. histrionica, along with O. speciosa, produces cardiotoxins referred to as histrionicotoxins. These moderate to highly toxic compounds act as potent non-competitive antagonists of...

Green and Black Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates Auratus
2013-06-18 10:34:10

The Green and Black Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus), known also as the Green and Black Poison Arrow Frog, and occasionally the Mint Poison Frog, is a brightly colored member of the order Anura that is native to Central America and northwestern parts of South America. It's one of the most variable of all poison dart frogs next to Dendrobates Tinctorius and some Oophaga spp. It's considered to be of least concern from a conservation standpoint by the International Union for Conservation of...

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2008-07-25 15:41:48

The Yellow-banded Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates leucomelas), or Yellow-banded Poison Frog, is a poison dart frog found in the northern part of South America in Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. This amphibian is normally found in very humid conditions on trees or rocks. It can also be found in the seasonally drier forest islands in its range. It is commonly seen in leaf litter thought too dry for other Dendrobatids to survive. This species can handle lower humidity levels much better than...

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