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New Poison dart frog discovered in ‘Lost World’

In July 2013 scientists described a new species of poison dart frog after discovering it during a study where they where trying to determine the impact of tourism on wildlife in an area of rain forest commonly known as “The Lost World” in Guyana. The scientists named the frog Allobates amissibilis , in Latin it translates to , “that may be lost” as a tribute to the place where they were discovered , which also served as the set for British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 book, The Lost World.

Allobates amissibilis  was discovered in the Turu Falls area , a waterfall at the foot of the Iwokrama Mountains in Central Guyana.


Allobates amissibilis sp. nov., newly discovered micro-endemic frog species. Photo courtesy of M. Hoelting and R. Ernst/Senckenberg

Allobates amissibilis  newly discovered  frog species. Photo M. Hoelting and R. Ernst


New Frog found Allobates amissibilis


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