Talk:New species of dart frog discovered in Colombia

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poisonous vs venomous

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Poison dart frogs are poisonous, not VENOMOUS!! Some snakes produce venom... some frogs produce poison. There is a difference. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 99.65.57.95 (talkcontribs) 03:47, 30 December 2011‎

Per the OED (the real one, not the modern thing), the word venomous has had 'containing poison' as one of its meanings for about seven centuries; see also wikt:venomous, and note that one of the cited sources for this article uses the term this way. Although I would tend to use the terms as you describe, the usage in the article clearly isn't "wrong". --Pi zero (talk) 04:40, 30 December 2011 (UTC)Reply