First lungless frog discovered in Borneo

Here’s another animal to add to your must-see rare species in Borneo list

Name: Bornean Flat-headed Frog

Scientific name: Barbourula kalimantanensis

Found in: Kapuas River, Kalimantan

Why you want to see this: Only frog known to have no lungs

read more about it here

More about frogs:

Top 10 most wanted frog rediscovered

Smallest frog in Asia

4 Comments

  1. Murphy said,

    January 24, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Wow, interesting. Any sighting record of this frog in Sabah?

    • losttraveller said,

      January 24, 2011 at 10:01 PM

      Not that I know of. But I can’t tell a frog from a toad. So I wouldn’t know even if I did see it.🙂

  2. June 8, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    cool. All the time news of extinction of species spreads around, here is finally something positive. Borneo still hosts unknown animals. I think that’s very exciting.

    • losttraveller said,

      June 9, 2011 at 9:22 AM

      let’s hope they find some more.


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