Bornean flat-headed frog

The Bornean flat-headed frog is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Bornean Flat-headed Frog (Barbourula kalimantanensis) is a species of toad in the Bombinatoridae family. More

The Bornean flat-headed frog has no lungs! It breathes through its skin. More

The Bornean flat-headed frog gets all of its oxygen through its skin. Local gold-mining operations, however, are fast polluting the streams where the frog lives. More

The lungless (!) Bornean flat-headed frog, Barbourula kalimantanensis - 8 April 2008 by Sivasothi In advance of its publication in Current Biology (apparently in volume 18), news of the paper announcing the lungless frog (the Bornean flat-headed frog, Barbourula kalimantanensis) by More

The Bornean Flat-headed Frog, which looks a little unusual, in that it’s shape is rounded and features skin flaps and folds, was first sighted about thirty years ago and officially noted about one year ago, breathes through its skin in More

How is it possible for a Bornean flat-headed frog to have no lungs and breathe through its skin? Jason Flakes, Virginia David Bickford, Associate Professor at National University of Singapore. More

collective breath in hopes that the Bornean flat-headed frog can provide insight into what drives evolution in certain species. More Science Images - * Herschel space observatory peers into stellar nursery * Military green: U.S. More

How does the Bornean Flat-Headed Frog breathe when it has no lungs? No, it's not a bad joke, it's our Question of the Week! We find out how this marvellous little frog survives, and ask if any animals live forever, and if the water we drink today was once More

The Bornean flat-headed frog (Barbourula kalimantanensis) is ranked 152 on the EDGE Amphibians list, and is classified as Endangered by IUCN; the frog was known from just two specimens, collected nearly 20 years apart, until the recent expedition. More

of the Bornean flat-headed frog in the middle of the Kapuas River basin some years ago was quite spectacular, since this species represented a family of frogs previously unknown from Borneo. But this species may be lost before it is well observed. More

Order : Anura
Family : Bombinatoridae
Genus : Barbourula
Species : kalimantanensis
Authority : Iskandar, 1978