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Dendrobates tinctorius
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dendrobatidae
Subfamily: Dendrobatinae
Genus: Dendrobates
Wagler, 1830
Type species
Dendrobates tinctorius
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 most species originally placed in Dendrobates have been split off into the genera Oophaga, Ranitomeya, Andinobates, and Phyllobates.

The generic name Dendrobates is derived from the Greek words δένδρο dendron "tree" and βατῷ bato "I mount",[1] meaning ‘tree climber’.[2]


Image Common name Binomial name and authority[3]
Flickr - ggallice - Green and black poison dart frog (2).jpg Green and black poison dart frog Dendrobates auratus (Girard, 1855)
Bumblebee Poison Frog Dendrobates leucomelas.jpg Yellow-banded poison dart frog Dendrobates leucomelas Steindachner, 1864
Rockstone poison dart frog Dendrobates nubeculosus Jungfer and Böhme, 2004
Flickr- grenouille dendrobate.jpg Dyeing poison dart frog Dendrobates tinctorius (Cuvier, 1797)
Dendrobates truncatus.jpg Yellow-striped poison dart frog Dendrobates truncatus (Cope, 1861)

See also[edit]


  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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