Poison Frogs: A Hidden Pharmacy

Thanks to a chance encounter in the 1970s, John Daly and his collaborators found in the secretion of skin of an Ecuadorian poison frog (Epipedobates anthonyi, the epibatidine nurse frog, or phantasmal poison frog) an alkaloid called epibatidine (Gillis, 2002).… Read More

The amphibians of Mashpi – types of toads and frogs

Of the different types of amphibians the order of the Anuras is especially interesting and charismatic. Anura means “without tail” and refers to toads and frogs. Of the many families that exist, there are five that are particularly interesting in… Read More
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