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new frog species leaves scientist's fingers yellow

Started by sauroid, May 23, 2015, 10:44:42 AM

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sauroid

A beautiful, yellow frog species has been discovered in western Panama, according to a new paper in ZooKeys. Scientists were surprised when handling the new species to find their fingers stained bright yellow by its skin, but even after laboratory research the purpose of this dye remains a mystery.

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legofun777

that's interesting, hope that the color comes off and it doesn't have any side effect on our skin

sirenia

Hope it isn't a poison of some sort. Is odd that it's a dye, but perhaps it is adapted for being ingested by a predator, not picked by human hands. That or an escape method.

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