Consider the following abbreviations to help the explanation.
Pop1 = Population 1 of parent 1.
Pop2 = Population 2 of parent 2.
App1 = Appearance 1 of parent 1.
App2 = Appearance 2 of parent 2.
C=Breed in Captivity
W=Breed in the Wild
Example 1. (App1=App2)(Pop1≠Pop2)1: Starting with the premise, if you breed a Smith line azureus parent frog (i.e., azureus is the commonly descriptive name for the blue frog that has been shown by OFFICIAL genetic testing to be just a tinctorius, NOT a different species) with a Jones line azureus parent frog you have created a hybrid offspring because the Smith and Jones lines are two different populations. The response most hobbyists would offer is “no”, and base their definition on the importance of variety/race (appearance) and not population proximity, even though variety/race (appearance) is not official in any way and causes misunderstandings as per the experts (blue box).
Example 2. (App1≠App2)(Pop1=Pop2): Then, consider the frogs called: New River, Villa Nova and True Sip (Sipaliwini Savannah). They are ALL recognized as "pure" Tinctorius believed to have been imported from the wild. They are haled as NOT hybrid by the hobby. (That position will probably change soon after they study this further, but you heard it here first.) Those wild caught frogs exist naturally in the wild and the two populations of their parents cannot be "isolated" otherwise they would not have bred at all.
However, after repeated breeding operations in house by us at US Dart Frog, we have proven, without a doubt, those three frogs are reproducible in the exact appearance by breeding two different looking parent Tinctorius—two different populations. This fact is shocking to those that make up their own definitions...the fact that two dissimilar frog races mated to produce offspring. While some call the offspring we produced by captive breeding a hybrid, because they were produced in captivity, and even though they look EXACTLY the same as the wild caught frog, only the wild frog is not a hybrid and yet it looks exactly the same as ours.
Now, in this case, the hobby relies on "where" the breeding occurred to define hybrid. Stated another way, they judge where the sperm and egg came together as most important for their determination of "hybrid". Note: Before the reliance was on variety/race (appearance) (Example 1.), and now the reliance is on "where" the breeding occurred (Example 2.). To summarize, depending upon the appearance/race/location of the mating, they will define and declare "hybrid" or not. Here again, we find an inconsistent, arbitrary, definition of hybrid by the agenda driven out there.
Fact: "Hybrid" is NEVER properly defined by where the breeding took place.
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