Which terrestrial vertebrate group is extremely rare in deserts?

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Amphibians are terrestrial vertebrates extremely rare in desert environments (although there are a few species adapted to this type of ecosystem).

Amphibians are rare in deserts because they do not have a permeable skin and so they easily lose water by evaporation and desiccate. They also need an aquatic environment to reproduce, since their fecundation is external and their larva is water-dependent.

Dipti KC
May 28, 2023
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