Waterproof Arboreal Frog, A
- 1974 ----- color ----- 10 min ----- 16mm
(Aspects of Animal Behavior series)
Phyllomedusa sauvagei, a South American tree frog, lives under conditions of intense heat and prolonged drought by virtue of some most unfroglike characteristics: tolerance of high body temperatures, excretion of solid nitrogenous wastes and a waterproof coating of wax on its skin. Examines the color changes, transparent eyelids, grasping feet, climbing, walking, wax-spreading and use of the tongue in prey capture in this remarkable and little-known amphibian.
- Topics: (Zoology)