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22 May 2012

NEW PANAMANIAN FROG STAINS BRIGHT YELLOW

A new frog species from western Panama, recently discovered by a team of herpetologists from the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, resulted in a weird discovery. When handled, the amphibian stains the fingers in bright yellow. The purpose of this dye is unknown.





The new species has been named Diasporus citrinobapheus, is a member of the family Eleutherodactylidae, well known because of the reproductive startegy of skipping the larval stage giving birth tiny froglets directly from eggs. The new especies is about 2 cm long, which makes it difficult to find.



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