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 Desert Rain Frog

(Breviceps macrops)

is a species of frog that is found in shrubland and shores in Namibia and South Africa. they can be identified by their plumpness, short snout and limbs and on their underside they have a transparent area of skin in which you can see their internal organs. they are nocturnal spending their entire day in a burrow that they dig then at night they emerge and wander the beach, they spend time around patches of dung where they wait for bugs. they are called rain frogs because they are known to come up when it rains. they are also victims to habitat loss and are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.

Phylogeny

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Rain Frog (Breviceps adspersus) by cowyeow on Flickr.

Breviceps adspersus, also commonly called the Blaasop or the Rain Frog, is a common burrowing frog native to southern Africa. It has a round, globular body with a small head and short, robust limbs. Its back is brown, and while dorsal color patterning is highly variable in this species, it is usually marked by a series of light patches paired around the vertebral line. The underside is white and may have dark mottling. Breviceps adspersus is adapted to living on the savanna, favoring sandy and moist habitats but persisting in hot and dry regions including the Kalahari sand dunes. This species is sexually dimorphic, with females significantly larger than males. Like many other microhylid frogs that are fat-bodied burrowers, male B. adspersus glue themselves to the backs of females during amplexus.

The behavior of Breviceps adspersus is highly seasonal. It spends most of the year underground, hibernating in communal burrows during the winter and forming a mucous cocoon around its body to estivate through the dry season. Its emergence in October corresponds with the beginning of the wet season as well as the swarming of termites, its primary source of food. Like other members of its genus, B. adspersus most commonly calls in choruses rather than individually. The breeding period of this species lasts for approximately 4-6 weeks between late November and early January. Large yolk-filled eggs are laid in small clutches underground and develop directly into froglets without passing through a free-living tadpole stage.

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Trumpets this is your fault for reminding me.

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ADORABLE BURROWING BEHAVIOR

Okay, now I am really seriously going to bed even though there are like ten more videos from my youtube breviceps playlist that I want to post. 

The Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) has a membrane from its 5th finger to the back ankle. Using the membrane it can glide up to 150ft between trees. In flight, it uses its long bushy tail for balance and steering.

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EVERYTHING THEY DO IS CUTE

THEY’RE JUST SO

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okay, I’m done, goodnight. 

‘Strawberry Dough’ shirt preview. The main character, Squishy the Sugar Glider! To quote the book’s original opening:
'This is a sugar glider (petaurus breviceps). His name is Squishy. He always has a loyal donut with him. He also has an intense sweet tooth.’
I’m sure many of you can relate. :3
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Animals | Sugar Glider

Animals | Sugar Glider

LG G4 Rated as the Best Camera Phone for Pictures @ Searchy.One Search Description From Photographer if Any: Sugar gliders are characterised by their gliding membrane, known as the patagium, which extends from their forelegs to hindlegs. Gliding serves as an efficient means of both locating food and evading predators. They are covered in soft, pale grey to brown fur, which is lighter in colour on…

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Animals | Sugar Glider

Animals | Sugar Glider

LG G4 Rated as the Best Camera Phone for Pictures @ Searchy.One Search Description From Photographer if Any: The common name refers to its preference for sugary nectarous foods and ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel. Due to convergent evolution, they have very similar appearance and habits to the flying squirrel, but are not closely related. The scientific name,…

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