Its hypolithic hiding spot protects it from the snow, the ice, the cold winds and the sun. From Wordnik.com. [Bufo viridis] Reference
Some locations in the Atacama do receive a marine fog known locally as the Camanchaca, providing sufficient moisture for hypolithic algae, lichens and even some cacti. From Wordnik.com. [TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com] Reference
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