New Poisonous Dart Frog Species Discovered in Panama

September 29, 2014 6:05 PM

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New Poisonous Dart Frog Species Discovered in Panama

Recently, a frog living in the headwaters of Rio Cano in Panama grabbed the attention of the researchers when they observed its unique characteristics. The sample was demonstrated by the researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui, Panama and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.

“We already knew that these frogs were present in Rio Cano for several years, though, we were not sure enough that it was the only variety of poison dart frog species named as Oophaga pumilio. This specie show marvelous color variation. On the basis of morphological characteristics of Oophaga pumili...

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