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USA Frog tells the TRUTH about dart frogs!

Fact: Healthy mature adults of any species mate when they are in the same place. Thus, when different looking frogs "come together" in the wild, they naturally mate and their offspring look like their parents.

  • Fact: Recall, even the isolated populations in the wild have come together "spatially", i.e., a fancy word for the same place, on and off over the last 11,000 years as they must in order to escape inbreeding and survive!

"Hybrid" - A Battle for Consistency, and a Pitfall for the Weak.

The applicable definition of "hybrid" is all about where "the line" is drawn. From the internet: a “hybrid” is the offspring of two plants or animals of different species or varieties, such as a mule (a hybrid of a donkey and a horse [different species]). Biologically speaking, these colorful frogs and humans are both a polymorphic species.

For a "polymorphic" species, like humans and these frogs only ONE meaning of hybrid can consistently and correctly apply, and it is "species." The proper definition for "Hybrid" as applied to polymorphic species likes humans and these frogs is: the offspring of two plants or animals of different species (not races/varieties). Otherwise the offspring of a mixed race couple could be called a hybrid human, or sub-human. Stated another way, no biracial human, or animal of the same species, can ever be called hybrid.

So, can a 100% Tinctorius (pure Tinctorius species) frog even be a hybrid?  The correct answer must depend on a strict (consistent) definition that applies officially, rather than a loose (inconsistent) definition someone chooses to use to further a cause or agenda while ignoring what is official.Strictly (consistently) speaking, a 100% Tinctorius frog and 100% Homo Sapien (human) is not a cross of different species.

Polymorphic & NON-Hybrid.

What if a frog offspring is produced in captivity, and that offspring looks exactly the same as a wild caught frog?

The natural common sense answer is, "they are the same type of frog provided they are the same species". Still, the agenda driven hopefuls lacking the support of the official scientific community often reject the official classification and require the identical looking captive bred offspring to be from wild caught frogs. The definition of "hybrid" says nothing about "where" the offspring arose, and so the arbitrary side of a false definition of "hybrid" begins to be revealed.