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Amazonian Poison Frog Provide Biologists with New Evolutionary Lesson

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The finding may eventually make scientists rethink the laws of Batesian mimicry! While many animals avoid being eaten by copying the appearance of their poisonous neighbors, a nontoxic species of poison frog has been found to get better protection from predators by looking like a less abundant frog that packs a less toxic punch.

It is found in Ecuador. Thus, this Amazonian poison frog is providing biologists with a new angle about this evolutionary trick. Unlike other frogs, it does not copy its most poisonous and numerous neighbors.

Via: National Geographic News