Silverstoneia sp. (Poison Dart Frog sp.)


This is a type of poison dart frog, a group that has given rise to many chemicals found to be useful to humans.
This species is less poisonous than its brightly coloured relatives.
This is a small species, which lives in and around streams and probably does not grow larger than 3 cm in total length.
It only has been discovered in November 2010 and it may well be an endemic species for this part of the western Andes.

Montezuma Lodge area, Parque Nacional Tatamá, Risaraldas, Colombia, 28 June 2015

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