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Dendrobates is a genus of poison dart frogs native to Central and South America. Dendrobates once contained over 40 species, but has lost nearly all of them to the genera Oophaga, Ranitomeya, Andinobates, and Phyllobates.

The generic name Dendrobates is derived from the Greek words dendron ("a tree") and bateo ("I mount"),[1] meaning ‘tree climber’.[2]


Common nameBinomial name and authority[3]
Green and black poison dart frogDendrobates auratus (Girard, 1855)
Yellow-banded poison dart frogDendrobates leucomelas Steindachner, 1864
Rockstone poison dart frogDendrobates nubeculosus Jungfer and Böhme, 2004
Dyeing poison dart frogDendrobates tinctorius (Cuvier, 1797)
Yellow-striped poison dart frogDendrobates truncatus (Cope, 1861)

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  1. ^ John Craig (F.G.S.) (1859). A New Universal Etymological Technological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language. Routledge. p. 497. 
  2. ^ Dodd, C. Kenneth (2013). Frogs of the United States and Canada 1. The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-4214-0633-6. 
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Dendrobates Wagler, 1830". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 


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