New bright orange poison dart frog found in Panama

September 29, 2014 4:17 PM

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Biologists have discovered a new species of dart frog in the Panama, and it has been named andinobates geminisae after Geminis Vargas, the wife of Marco Ponce who authored the story, for her help and support toward discovering the new dart frog species. The new bright orange dart frog has a unique and characteristic call and this is what gave researchers an impetus into researching and ultimately discovering it.

Although the frog was first collected in February 2011 by Samuel Valdes, it wasn’t until recently that the specimen was fully analyzed by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and the Universidad Autonoma de Chirriqui in Panama, and the Universidad de los Andes in Columbia.

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