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Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog by AndySerrano Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog by AndySerrano
Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog

Barbara and I attended a frog exhibit in Anaheim, California on Sunday, March 7, 2010. [link] The Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog Phyllomedusa sauvagii has adapted to meet the demands of life in the trees. It does not need to return to the ground during the mating season, rather it lays its eggs down the middle of a leaf before folding the leaf, sandwiching the eggs inside. Its nest is attached to a branch suspended over a stream so that hatching tadpoles drop into the water. In common with other phyllomedusines, it presents physiological and behavioural adaptations to limit water loss including impermeabilisation of the skin by lipid secretions, excretion of uric acid (uricotelism) and diurnal torpor.[6] Lipid secretions are produced in a special type of cutaneous gland and are spread over the surface of the skin by the legs in a complex sequence of wiping movements.

:iconpariah87: pariah87 featured this in her [link] journal

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:iconvalz2288:
valz2288 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I think I see.... its anus...
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really? Never noticed!
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Sweet-Hanney Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
FROGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icon1stbutterflykiss::iconthxfav2::iconthxfav3::iconthxfav4: on Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog to your favorites collection.
There is a certain regalness combined with a Jabba the Hut lack of self-consciousness that I like about this guy. [link]
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Sweet-Hanney Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Anytime! I love frogs and your paintings look like pictures. :D Good job!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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Sweet-Hanney Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Anytime! How do you get so good? Do you like frogs?
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
When I was growing up, thousands of frogs used to roam around my house. We were close to the river. I enjoyed scaring my sister with the frogs. She thought they were ugly.
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Sweet-Hanney Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Same with my sister! I still scare her now with bulging-eyed toads I catch...
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pariah87 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
featured it here: [link] :)
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