Frogs and Weather

Desert Frogs

[image] The Catholic frog (Notaden bennetti) is a yellow or greenish Australian myobatrachid which gets to be about 4 cm (1.5 inches) long. It was named for the dark, crosslike pattern on its back, and it lives in dry regions. The way it copes with drought is to live underground, emerging from its burrow after a heavy rain.
(picture courtesy of The Somewhat Amusing World of Frogs page (site appears to be gone).)

Another desert dweller is the Flat-headed frog (Chiroleptes platycephalus) which is also an Australian myobatrachid. It, too, lives in burrows and is noted for its' ability to store enough water in its body to take on a ball-like shape. *bloat*

Another dry-region dweller, the Rheoba trachus Silus, swallows its eggs and broods them in its stomach since there aren't any ponds available!!! *YUM!*

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