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II. Biological Information about Poison Frogs
1. Genus Dendrobates
2. Genus Colostethus
3. Genus Phyllobates
ex. Phyllobates terribilis
B. Physical Characteristics
C. Habitat and Geographical Distribution
D. Reproductive Behavior
E. Life Cycle
F. Role in the Ecosystem
III. Toxicity of Poison Frogs
A. Basis of Toxicity
C. Exposure Pathways
D. Effects of toxins
E. Levels of Toxicity in Captivity
IV. Human Uses
A. Native Tribes' Uses of Frogs
B.Modern Uses in Medicine
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4. Maxson, Linda R. and Meyers, Charles W. "Albumin Evolution in Tropical Poison Frogs (Dendrobatidae): A Preliminary Report." Biotropica. Vol. 17. No. 1. Mar. 1985. pp 50-56.
5. Myers, Charles W. and Daly, John W. "Dart-poison frogs." Scientific American. Feb. 1983. pp 120-130.
6. Summers, Kyle, and Clough, Mark E. "The evolution of coloration and toxicity in the poison frog family (Dendrobatidae)." Accessed via the web address http://studentresearch.wcp.miamioh.edu/VertebrateEvolution/dendrobatidevolution01.pdf Viewed Mar. 3, 2003.
7. Szeliestowski, William A. "Unpalatiability of the Poison Arrow Frog Dendrobates pumilio to the Clenid Spider Cupiennius Coccineus." Biotropica. Vol. 17, No. 4. Dec. 1985. pp 345-346.
8. Talgen, Theodore L. and Pough, Harvey F. "Prey Preference, Foraging Behavior, and Metabolic Characteristics of Frogs." American Naturalist. Vol. 122, No. 4. Oct. 1983. pp 509-520.
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