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    Geographic Poison Dart Frog Rainforest Alliance Poison Dart Frog San Diego Zoo Poison Frog SanDiegoZoo Animals Poison Frog Smithsonian National Zoological Park Poison Arrow Frog Britannica Web sites Articles from Britannica encyclopedias for elementary and high school students poison frog Children s Encyclopedia Ages 8 11 Poison frogs are colorful but dangerous frogs They produce substances through their skin that can kill other animals including humans The frogs live in the rainforests of South America from Nicaragua to Peru and Brazil Some native peoples in South America use the poison from the frogs to coat the tips of darts and arrows poison frog Student Encyclopedia Ages 11 and up Poison frogs are colorful amphibians that can produce extremely poisonous skin secretions While all frogs are able to secrete poison humans do not notice the toxicity or suffer skin irritation when handling most species The secretions of poison frogs however are potentially lethal if absorbed through human mucous membranes or passed into the body through a cut on the skin Poison frogs which are also called poison dart frogs and poison arrow frogs comprise approximately 180 species of the family Dendrobatidae Submit a Web site Name URL Description I agree to

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  • Contributors: poison frog | amphibian | Britannica.com
    vocal sac Amniota basilisk lateral line system amphibian frilled lizard frog Leiopelma leopard frog marsh frog mud turtle olm poison frog ring necked snake sea turtle tuatara turtle Anura gecko Blanding s turtle blind snake newt side necked turtle asp Gila monster glass frog Jacobson s organ slowworm taipan locomotion reptile Other Encyclopædia Britannica Contributors Amy Tikkanen Gloria Lotha John P Rafferty Richard Pallardy Shiveta Singh The Editors of Encyclopædia

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  • George R. Zug | Britannica.com
    and over 50 species of newts Salamandridae has a spotty geographic distribution throughout the Northern Hemisphere and occurs from western Europe to the Urals from southern China to Japan on the west coast of North America and east of the Rocky Mountains in the eastern United States Salamandrids range from moderately slender to robust bodied forms All have well developed limbs and tails They are usually less than 20 cm

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  • poison frog -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
    body through a cut on the skin In fact the skin secretion of the true poison dart frog or golden poison frog Phyllobates terribilis is so toxic that the tip of a dart rubbed across its back picks up sufficient poison to kill a large bird or a monkey The origin and production of the toxic skin secretions remains uncertain but at least in some dendrobatids it appears to be derived from their consumption of beetles their primary prey When kept in captivity and fed a diet devoid of beetles the skin secretions of poison frogs lack the highly toxic alkaloids Poison frog Dendrobates Joseph T Collins Museum of Natural History University of Kansas Aposematic conspicuous or warning coloration is common among distasteful and poisonous species of many plants and animals The coloration of poison frogs commonly includes reds oranges yellows and even bright blues and greens on a black or dark background Not all dendrobatids are so poisonous or brightly coloured many are patterned with shades of brown and well camouflaged as in Colostethus and their skin secretions are generally nontoxic and nonirritating Blue jeans or strawberry poison dart frog Dendrobates pumilio perching on a leaf hotshotsworldwide Fotolia Parental care of the young which is often performed by the male occurs in all poison frog species The male attracts a female to his residence beneath a leaf or log and she lays the eggs and often departs The male remains to guard the clutch however in some species the female remains When the tadpoles hatch the parent allows the tadpoles to swim or crawl up onto his or her back They are subsequently carried to a nearby body of water such as a stream a pond or a tree hole There the tadpoles slide off the back of the

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  • poison frog | Britannica.com
    frog Poison frog native of the Amazon rainforest of South America Blue arrow poison frog Blue arrow poison frogs Dendrobates azureus Blue arrow poison frog Blue poison dart frog Dendrobates Costa Rica You may also be interested in Media for animal Media for life Media for amphibian Media for vertebrate Keep Exploring Physics Fact or Fiction Flowers Nature s Color Palette A Dose of Dolphin Induced Dopamine 8 Species 7

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  • View History: poison frog | amphibian | Britannica.com
    Web site Animal Diversity Web Poison Frog Gloria Lotha Jul 01 2014 Added images of several species of poison dart frogs Richard Pallardy May 27 2011 Alternate title added John P Rafferty Dec 15 2009 Added new Web site National Geographic Kids Poison Dart Frog Shiveta Singh May 12 2009 Added new Web site National Geographic Poison Dart Frog Gloria Lotha Aug 26 2008 Added new Web site National Geographic

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  • kokoa frog | Encyclopedia Britannica
    arrow frog Dendrobates auratus George Porter The National Audubon Society Collection Photo Researchers MEDIA FOR poison frog Citation MLA APA Harvard Chicago Email To From Comment You have successfully emailed

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