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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Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Means that the results of the search must include both words held together by an AND. The dorsal skin is smooth with small tubercles on the posterior end and the hind legs and the ventral skin is smooth. Which species are on the road to recovery?

That is around the same time that dinosaurs went extinct! See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young,Threatened Amph. Bornean Flat-headed Frog Barbourula kalimantanensis.

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. Barbourula kalimantanensis Iskandar The species live in clear rocky rivers, under large rocks in midstream within tropical moist forest.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Iskandar,Raffles Bull. The species is not currently known from any protected areas, and the conservation of habitat upstream from the distribution of the species is important. Beforethis species was known from only two specimens collected 20 years apart. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Retrieved 26 December Share this image — Hide sharing options.


Will find all uses of “Hyl. Together, these two frogs diverged from all other living amphibians around 65 million years ago.

Bornean flat-headed frog – Wikipedia

The Bornean flat-headed frog Barbourula kalimantanensis is a species of frog in the family Bombinatoridae. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Recovers all records that contain the word “Lithobates” or “Costa Rica”: The limbs are robust and both hands and feet are fully webbed. 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.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 21 October This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat Means that the results of the search will all records that have either of the terms held together by an OR Lithobates OR “Costa Rica” Recovers all records that contain the word “Lithobates” or “Costa Rica”: Views Read Edit View history.

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Bornean flat-headed frog

Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the kalimantanensie below. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The frog breathes entirely through its skin, and its internal organs the stomach, spleen and the liver take up much of the space which normally would be filled by the lungs.


Its morphology suggests it is fully aquatic and dependent on clear water with high oxygen content.

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It is known from only two localities, both in the Kapuas River basin. Interprets this as “Lithobates AND pipiens” so will return all records that have the character string “Lithobates pipiens” anywhere within a record: Help us barbouryla the wonders of the natural world. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Rodents of Unusual Size. It may NOT be used within Apps.

Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Djoko Iskandaran Indonesian zoologist, first described the Bornean flat-headed frog based on a single specimen.