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Phyllobates is a genus of poison dart frogs native to Central and South America, from Nicaragua to Colombia.
Phyllobates contains the most poisonous species of frog, the golden poison frog (P. terribilis). They are typical of the poison dart frogs, in that all species have bright warning coloration (aposematism), and have varying degrees of toxicity. Only species of Phyllobates are used by natives of South American tribes as sources of poison for their hunting darts. The most toxic of the many poisonous alkaloids these frogs emit from their skins is batrachotoxin, alongside a wide variety of other toxic compounds.
Scientific classification :
Duméril and Bibron, 1841
Phyllobates (Ancient Greek for "leaf climber") used to contain many of the species which are now within the genus Ranitomeya. However, it now just contains those six members within the Phyllobates bicolor species group. These are:
P. lugubris species group
Phyllobates lugubris (Schmidt, 1857)
Phyllobates vittatus (Cope, 1893)
P. bicolor species group
Phyllobates bicolor (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)
Phyllobates aurotaenia (Boulenger, 1913)
Phyllobates sp. aff. aurotaenia 
Phyllobates terribilis (Myers, Daly, and Malkin, 1978)
All these different species within the genus exhibit a diversity in color. Some examples are, P. terribilis, with color morphs of "mint", "yellow", and "orange". P. vittatus, another example, is always black as a ground color, but can show yellow stripes, orange stripes, red stripes,(stripes of all colors can be seen in two forms, narrow- and wide-banded) and turquoise, green, or blue legs, etc. The bicolor dart frog (Phyllobates bicolor) can range from yellow to orange, from black legs to green legs, to almost a uniform color of any of the aforementioned color morphs. P. aurotaenia specimens are yellow-banded or orange. They are always smaller than P. vittatus, and beyond locality, this is the best way to differentiate between the two in the field or in the hobby.
Dart Frog Connection's Phyllobates Bicolor Green Leg
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Phyllobates sp. aff. aurotaenia
Phyllobates terribilis "Quebrada Guanguí"
Phyllobates bicolorDepartamento Valle de Cauca
Phyllobates lugubris "Isla Cristóbal"
Madagascar Dart frogs
South America Dart Frogs - Species
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