New Poison Dart Frog Species


A new species of Poison Dart Frog was found in the Urabá region of Northwestern Colombia by Roberto Márquez , Pablo PalaciosRodríguez, Daniel Mejía-Vargas, Valeria Ramírez-Castañeda, and Adolfo Amézquita. Six specimens were collected and genetic tests were run on them. They tests showed that this was a new frog species! The researchers determined it belonged to the genus Andinobates in the family Dendrobatidae – the Poison Dart Frog family. The red color of the frog also helps distinguish it from other members of the genus which are green or yellow in color. It’s fully scientific name is Andinobates victimatus which means the victimized in Latin. It is a tribute to all the victims of the fighting in Colombia. Sadly, the new frog has been suggested to be endangered. 

Paper found here https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318323147_A_new_species_of_Andinobates_Anura_Dendrobatidae_from_the_Uraba_region_of_Colombia

3 thoughts on “New Poison Dart Frog Species”

  1. Thanks for the post. One small comment: you forgot to include Valeria Ramírez-Castañeda among the coauthors. Thanks!

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