Mysterious New Poison Dart Frog Discovered By Scientists in Panama

September 29, 2014 10:25 PM

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Mysterious New Poison Dart Frog Discovered By Scientists in Panama

A new species has been discovered near the headwaters of the Rio Cano in Panama. A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso by the researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in Panama, and the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.

The poison dart frog is small enough to fit on a fingernail as it measures only half an inch but still contains the toxic poison from which the frogs’ name has been derived.

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