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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What kind of animal is Barburula?

Barburula is a genus of amphibian commonly referred to as jungle toads.

They belong to the fire-bellied toad family, Bombinatoridae, and are found in the Philippines and Borneo.

They have flat bodies and fully webbed hands and feet that help them live in fast-flowing rivers.

One of the species, the Bornean flat-headed frog, is the first frog known to have no lungs.

It breathes entirely through its skin.

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Where does the Barburula live?

The Barbourula is a genus of amphibian that is also known as the jungle toad.
It belongs to the fire-bellied toad family, Bombinatoridae.
There are only two species of Barbourula: the Philippine flat-headed frog (Barburula busuangensis) and the Bornean flat-headed frog (Barburula kalimantanensis).
The Philippine flat-headed frog lives on the islands of Busuanga, Culion, Balabac, and Palawan in the Philippines.
The Bornean flat-headed frog lives in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.
Both species are adapted to an aquatic lifestyle.
They inhabit fast-flowing, oxygen-rich streams and rivers in tropical rainforests.
The Barbourula is a threatened species that faces many challenges, such as habitat loss, pollution, climate change, and disease.

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What does the Barburula look like?

The Barburula is a frog that lives in Borneo
It likes to swim in rivers and hide under stones
It has no lungs to breathe the air, but skin to take in oxygen
It's brown and flat and slimy, and hard to catch or hold

The Barburula is a rare and ancient kind of frog
It belongs to a group of frogs called Archaeobatrachia
It has webbed fingers and toes, and eyes that face the front
It makes its mating calls by inhaling air, not exhaling

The Barburula is a frog that needs our help to survive
Its habitat is threatened by gold mining and deforestation
It's listed as endangered by the IUCN
So let's protect this frog and its unique adaptation

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