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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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. If you are able to help please contact: The dorsal skin is smooth with small tubercles on the posterior end and the hind legs and kalimantahensis ventral skin is smooth.
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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. Santoso, Shonleben, Sapari, and Sadikin,Herpetol. Beforethis species was known from only two specimens collected 20 years apart.
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Views Read Kalimantanenzis View history. This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. Barbourula kalimantanensis Iskandar, Class: Its general colour is brown with black mottling.
Barbourula kalimantanensis Iskandar That is around the same time that dinosaurs went extinct! The limbs are robust and both hands and feet are fully webbed. Multiple directed surveys failed to record any further populations of the frog until it was rediscovered in X Close Image credit. Retrieved from ” barbkurula Retrieved 21 October Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by kalimanntanensis species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Amphibian Species of the World 6.
Bornean Flat-headed Frog
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Together, these two frogs diverged from all other living amphibians around 65 million years ago. Retrieved 26 December Bornean Flat-headed Frog Barbourula kalimantanensis.