Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Desert Rain Frog
The desert rain frog, Breviceps macrops, is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and sandy shores. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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The desert rain frog is listed as “Vulnerable" in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Its total range is smaller than 2,000 square kilometres (770 sq mi) and is fragmented and the number of individual frogs seems to be decreasing. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by opencast diamond mining, road making and increased human settlement.[1]
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The Desert Rain Frog

The desert rain frog, Breviceps macrops, is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and sandy shores. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The desert rain frog is listed as “Vulnerable" in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Its total range is smaller than 2,000 square kilometres (770 sq mi) and is fragmented and the number of individual frogs seems to be decreasing. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by opencast diamond mining, road making and increased human settlement.[1]

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