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Dendrobates tinctorius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Subfamily: Dendrobatinae
Genus: Dendrobates
Wagler, 1830
Type species
Rana tinctoria
Cuvier, 1797
5 species (see text)

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 "δένδρο" ("a tree") and bato "βατῷ" ("I mount"),[1] meaning ‘tree climber’.[2]


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