The Bornean flat-headed frog (Barbourula kalimantanensis) is a species of frog in the family Bombinatoridae. Although many salamanders are lungless, the. Barbourula kalimantanensis Iskandar, , Copeia, Holotype: MZB Amph. , by original designation. Type locality: “Nanga. has been found to have an exceedingly rare anatomical feature – introducing Barbourula kalimantanensis, the only known frog with no lungs.

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The size of each word indicates the extent of a species range that is affected by that threat larger size means a greater area is affected. This species is known only from West Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo, where it is presently known only from two localities in the middle of the Kapuas River basin. Help us share the wonders of the natural barnourula.

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Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Retrieved 26 December Multiple directed surveys failed to record any further populations of the frog until it was rediscovered in The frog breathes entirely through its skin, and its internal organs the stomach, spleen and barbojrula liver take up much of the space which normally would be filled by the lungs.


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Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Rodents of Unusual Size. The Bornean flat-headed frog is one of barboruula two species in its genus, and its sister species is found in the Philippines. Small area affected a.

Bornean Flat-headed Frog

The Bornean flat-headed frog is threatened by habitat destruction due to illegal gold mining, which has also led to the siltation and pollution of the rivers in which it lives. Retrieved from ” https: Breeding ecology is unknown. Iskandar,Raffles Bull.


Kalimantanehsis is around the same time that dinosaurs went extinct! Its morphology suggests it is fully aquatic and dependent on clear water with high oxygen content. By retaining the lunglessness of their tadpole stage, the frogs are much flatter than typical frogs, which might help absorb oxygen and avoid being swept away in fast streams.

Barbourula kalimantanensis Iskandar, Class: Amphibian Species of the World 5.

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