Phyllobates lugubris with tadpoles from southern Isla Popa, Panama
Phyllobates lugubris from Escudo de Veraguas, Panama
Phyllobates lugubris from southern Isla Popa, Panama
Phyllobates lugubris from Isla Colon, Panama
I'm doing my thesis work with the genus Phyllobates of Costa Rica, I working whit 5 populations from P. vittatus and 5 of P. lugubris.
I did expedition in May 2011, there were no especimens of P. vittatus in the area near Puerto Armuelles in Panama, so it probably still remains endemic to Costa Rica.
We can say that at low densities, the proper term would be locally common, because I found more than ten specimens by creek, 5 localities in pacific side.
I collected this sp. in PUNTARENAS: Punta Burica, Río
Coco (8.1807°N, 83.0149 °W), 390 m elev. 19 February 2011. Joseph Vargas. SMF 93576. Southeasternmost record for the species. ( Kohler, G; Vargas, J. 2013; Kohler, J; Vesely, M. 2013. Noteworthy Distributional Records of Amphibians and Reptiles from Costa Rica. Herpetological Review. 44 (2): 280 – 283.)
Thank you very much, please contact me with any questions.
Thanks to Justin for taking me frogging!
Seen at a Herp Expo in 2011.
This one played hide and seek for quite some time until I managed to get this picture.
Matapalo, Osa peninsula, Costa Rica
Golfo Dulce poison-dart frog. This is an endemic species only found in Península de Osa, Costa Rica.
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 (Phyllobates terribilis). They are typical of the poison dart frogs, in that all species are colourful, 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...