Re: Blue poison dart frog
Thanks for the input - as you will notice, on virtually
all of my photos, I use the Latin classification since
common names are seldom commonly agreed upon in an
international forum such as this.
These are Dendrobates tinctorius which have been commonly
referred (in generic references) as Blue poison dart frogs,
a name which has also been used to describe another blue
poison dart frog Dendrobates azureus. Of the common names
used for tinctorius, Painter's Dart Frog, Dyed Dart Frog,
and of course, the locality in which the frog is found.
Because the variations of tinctorius are so numerous,
it is not reliable to use common names. However, because
this is a non technical newsgroup, it sometimes becomes
necessary to use generic (albeit inaccurate) common names
that people will understand.
The tinctorius attached would be described as simply a
tinctorius morph or by its locality name.
Fo rmore information on Dendrobatids, you might try this
Viper30029 wrote in message
> Sorry these aren't Blue Poison Dart Frogs (Dendrobates
> azureus) they are Dying Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates
> sp). (Sorry I don't remember how to spell the latin
> name the Dyeing poison frog)