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Poisonous Amphibian Defenses Are Linked To Higher Extinction Risk

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  1. Rich

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    Amphibians which have a toxic defense against predators -- such as the iconic poison dart frogs -- have a much higher risk of extinction than species which use other types of defense mechanisms, research shows. The key finding of this study is that poisonous species are 60% more likely to be threatened than species without chemical defenses. jN-es5z5nO4.gif

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