|Time zone: 200 million years|
30 centimeters high, the size of a rabbit
Buried in the sand at night
Plants and algae which grow after rain
The Desert Hopper hops across the Rainshadow Desert at the speed of a jogging human 3-4 hops a second. The jumping pumps air in and out of the lungs, providing sufficient oxygen for all this activity.
A snail that hops hardly seems possible; but even in the human era, the marine cone snail can hop on its muscular foot. The desert hopper is about the size of a rabbit; and its thick skin and hard shell prevents the loss of moisture. Its long shell balances it as it hops along.
Desert hoppers do not drink. All their water comes from the plants they eat.