The Amphibians of the TAMU Soltis Center in Costa Rica

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Visit the Soltis Center on the July 2018 SAVE THE FROGS! Costa Rica Ecotour: click here to learn more. In July 2017, I joined biologist The Texas A&M University's Soltis Center for Research and Education   Agalychnis callidryas Agalychnis saltator Craugastor fitzingeri Dendropsophus ebraccatus Duellmanohyla rufioculis Oophaga pumilio Pristimantis cerasinus Pristimantis ridens Rana vaillanti Rana…

The Golden Toad – Lost But Not Forgotten

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All amphibian biologists and frog-lovers alike remember and appreciate the beautiful golden toad of Costa Rica. It is important to take a moment to celebrate this amazing amphibian and reflect on the many other amphibian species that have gone extinct in recent decades. Their loss reminds us to keep working harder and smarter in order…

Introducing the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog

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The strawberry poison dart frog, Oophaga pumilio, has an extraordinary reproductive strategy. Females lay their eggs in leaf-litter or on plants on the rainforest floor. When the tadpoles hatch, one of the parents will coax them to climb onto their back. Then the parent frog transports the tadpoles to small pockets of water in bromeliads…