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June 7, 2007

Atelopus of Suriname


Pictured above, this spectacular psychedelic frog was discovered last year along with nearly two dozen other new species during an expedition to the remote highlands of Suriname, some 80 miles southeast of Paramaribo, the capitol of the South American country.

For those who are color-blind, I note that the atelopus frog has distinctive irregular fluorescent purple loops on a background of aubergine-colored skin.

Also seen for the first time were four other frog species, six species of fish, 12 dung beetles and one new ant.

Conservation International made the announcement of the discoveries this past Monday, June 4, 2007, at a presentation at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in Paramaribo.

Ivan Cairo's story for caribbeannetnews.com has the details.

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Who want's to bet that this pretty boy has a toxin, or two?

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 8, 2007 8:49:48 AM

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