The phantasmal poison frog, Epipedobates anthonyi, is the original source of epibatidine

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10/05/2017 01:10 PM EDT

The Discovery Files

Don’t let their appearance fool you: Thimble-sized, dappled in cheerful colors and squishy, poison frogs in fact harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know. With new research, scientists are a step closer to resolving a related head-scratcher–how do these frogs keep from poisoning …

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