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:2/1/2016)... -- Today, the first day of American Heart Month, the ... first of its kind workplace health solution that leverages ... first application of Watson to ... Welltok will create a new offering that combines AHA,s ... on Welltok,s health optimization platform. The effort is intended ...
(Date:1/27/2016)...  Rite Track, Inc. a leading semiconductor equipment and ... Ohio announced today the acquisition of PLUS LLC. ... Austin, Texas , will significantly bolster ... installations and technical support offerings for TEL Track Systems. ... "PLUS has provided world class service including refurbishment, enhancements ...
(Date:1/22/2016)... DUBLIN , January 22, 2016 ... has announced the addition of the  ... to their offering. --> ... of the  "Global Behavioral Biometric Market ... --> Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4lmf2s/global_behavioral ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... Texas , Feb. 11, 2016  Vermillion, Inc. ... on gynecologic disease, today announced the formation of the ... --> --> Pelvic masses ... both diagnosis and management. Once pregnancy is ruled out, ... tubes and ovaries, advanced endometriosis, benign ovarian tumors and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ATLANTA , Feb. 11, 2016  Wellcentive ... a Portland, Oregon -based community ... to provide population health analytics, quality reporting and ... help FamilyCare strengthen its team of quality managers, ... reporting to the provider groups serving FamilyCare members. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016   BioInformant announces ... "Stem Cell Research Products, Opportunities, Tools, and Technologies – ... The ... the stem cell industry, BioInformant has more than a ... stem cell market, by stem cell type. This powerful ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Febr. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: ... to announce that Mitsui & Co. Ltd., its partner ... acid plant, is investing an additional CDN$25 million in ... its stake from 30% to 40%.  Mitsui will also ... acid produced in Sarnia , providing ...
Breaking Biology Technology: