Navigation Links
New golden frog discovered in remote region of Colombia
Date:8/28/2007

Bogot, Colombia, August 28, 2007 A new poisonous frog was recently discovered in a remote mountainous region in Colombia by a team of young scientists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). The new frog, which is almost two centimetres in length, was given the name the ?golden frog of Supat.

Originally, the young scientists thought the frog was similar to several other common species in the area. However, after scientific analysis of the frog?s characteristics, and review of their findings by experts at Conservation International, it was determined that the golden frog of Supat is unique and only found within a 20 hectare area in Colombias Cundinamarca region. Colombia is one of the world?s richest countries in amphibian diversity, with more than 583 species.

Unfortunately, since this frog is a recent discovery, and endemic to only the Cunidnamarca region, little is known about it. So far, scientists say that the golden frog of Supat belongs to a group of dart fogs? that are known to be highly venomous. In the coming months, the young scientists hope to have more information about the frog.

The importance of this project is not just the discovery of the new frog, said Oswaldo Cortes, team leader and one of the winners of the 2007 Conservation Leadership Programme awards. But, most importantly, what this new discovery shows is how little we still know about our planet, and the many species that havent yet been discovered. This is why it is so important to work with local communities and educate them about the need for conservation.


'/>"/>
Contact: Julian Teixeira
julian.teixeira@zenogroup.com
202-965-7808
Conservation International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Newly-discovered class of genes determines ?and restricts ?stem cell fate
2. Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease
3. New protein discovered by Hebrew University researchers
4. Newly Discovered Compound Blocks Known Cancer-Causing Protein
5. New RNA polymerase discovered in plants
6. Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs
7. Same-Sex Mating Discovered in a Toxic Fungus
8. New tumor-suppressor gene discovered
9. A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years
10. Newly Discovered Branding Process Helps Immune System Cells Pick Their Fights
11. New Species of Coral Discovered Off Southern California
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/20/2016)... -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil ... investigation, corrections and monitoring announced that after exhaustive ... the final acceptance by all three (3) Department ... (MAS) installed. Furthermore, Securus will have contracts for ... October, 2016. MAS distinguishes between legitimate wireless device ...
(Date:6/9/2016)... June 9, 2016  Perkotek an innovation leader in attendance control systems is proud ... work hours, for employers to make sure the right employees are actually signing in, ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/3/2016)... June 3, 2016 ... Nepal hat ein ... hochsicherer geprägter Kennzeichen, einschließlich Personalisierung, Registrierung und ... der Produktion und Implementierung von Identitätsmanagementlösungen. Zahlreiche ... im Januar teilgenommen, aber Decatur wurde als ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... June 27, 2016  Global demand for enzymes ... through 2020 to $7.2 billion.  This market includes ... cleaning products, biofuel production, animal feed, and other ... and biocatalysts). Food and beverages will remain the ... increasing consumption of products containing enzymes in developing ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... NC (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... mission to bring innovative medical technologies, services and solutions to the healthcare market. ... and implementation of various distribution, manufacturing, sales and marketing strategies that are necessary ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Epic Sciences unveiled a liquid biopsy ... PARP inhibitors by targeting homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) ... test has already been incorporated into numerous clinical ... Over 230 clinical trials are investigating ... PARP, ATM, ATR, DNA-PK and WEE-1. Drugs targeting ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...   Boston Biomedical , an industry leader ... target cancer stemness pathways, announced that its lead ... Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. Napabucasin is an orally ... stemness pathways by targeting STAT3, and is currently ...
Breaking Biology Technology: