Curious re pumilio genus classification

Oophaga arborea
Oophaga granulifera
Oophaga histrionica
Oophaga lehmanni
Oophaga occultator
Oophaga pumilio
Oophaga speciosa
Oophaga sylvatica
Oophaga vicentei
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Curious re pumilio genus classification

Postby ZenMonkey » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:33 pm

Quick question: I can tell from the most up-to-date information here and elsewhere that pumilio are in the genus Oophaga. However, when I do a quick Google search, there's a lot of mentions of pumilio under Dendrobates. Were they once classified that way and were moved, maybe after DNA testing a la azureus? Thanks.
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Re: Curious re pumilio genus classification

Postby Philsuma » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:00 am

Yes, pumilio used to be under 'Dendrobates'. Not sure what the year was for the change. You know those crazy taxonomists!

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Re: Curious re pumilio genus classification

Postby Hayden » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:21 pm

The change was fairly recent (last 5 years or so) if I recall correctly. I remember most darts were classified as Dendrobates when I first entered the hobby and I've only been in the hobby 10 years or so.

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