by: Marvenki, Nicky

poison dart frog

Poison dart frogs, members of the Dendrobatidae family, wear some of the most brilliant and beautiful colors on Earth. Depending on individual habitats, which extend from the tropical forests of Costa Rica to Brazil, their coloring can be yellow, gold, copper, red, green, blue, or black. Their elaborate designs and hues are deliberately ostentatious to ward off potential predators, a tactic called aposematic coloration

lungless salamander (family Plethodontidae),

Salamanders of the family Plethodontidae, commonly called "lungless salamanders," are widely distributed in eastern and western North America and Central America, with populations also in South America, southern Europe, Sardinia, and Korea. The family Plethodontidae is by far the largest salamander family with ~376 recognized species (see AmphibiaWeb's).Amphibian Species Lists).


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