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 species is not currently known from any protected areas, and the conservation of habitat upstream from the distribution of the species is important. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: The frog breathes entirely through its skin, and its internal organs kalimantanfnsis stomach, spleen and the liver take up much of the space which normally would be filled by the lungs.

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Review terms and conditions page for details. The Bornean flat-headed frog is one of only two species in its genus, and its sister species is found in the Philippines. Bornean Flat-headed Frog Search only within taxon autocomplete list. This species is known only from West Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo, where it is presently known only kalimantanensiss two localities in the middle of the Kapuas River basin.


The colour of the word indicates how much that threat impacts the species darker shades of red mean the threat is more severe. That is around the same time that dinosaurs went extinct!

Its general colour is brown with black mottling. Santoso, Shonleben, Sapari, and Sadikin,Herpetol. Interprets this as “Lithobates OR pipiens” so will find the union of all records that contain either “Lithobates” or “pipiens”: Views Read Edit View history. Will find all uses of “Hyl. Means that the results of the search will all records that have either of the terms held together by an OR.

Bornean flat-headed frog

It is threatened by habitat loss from severe degradation of the river habitats because of increased turbidity and toxic metals used in mining and other negative consequences of development on the island.

Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Barbourula kalimantanensis Iskandar, Class: Since this rediscovery, several more individuals have been recorded in areas outside of where the species kalimntanensis originally thought to occur. Small area affected a. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.


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Bornean Flat-headed Frog

Breeding ecology is unknown. 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.

It has a dorsoventrally flattened body with a broad head with a kalimananensis snout.

Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. This aquatic frog lives in cold, clear, and kalimqntanensis rivers kalimantanenwis remote areas of the rain forests of Kalimantanthe Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

Bornean Flat-headed Frog Barbourula kalimantanensis.

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Djoko Iskandaran Indonesian zoologist, first described the Bornean flat-headed frog based on a single specimen. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat