Lungless Frog Found

The first known species of frog that breathes without lungs has been found on the Indonesian island of Borneo. The frog receives oxygen through its skin.

Named the Barbourula kalimantanensis, this rare species was first described in 1978 and again 15 years later. Those specimens were deemed to valuable to dissect. Biologist David Bickford performed partial dissections when he encountered the species on a recent trip to Borneo.

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  1. i wonder what it would be like to breath through your skin??? hmmm maybe if they invent a certain surgery =D

  2. This lungless frog is a wonder of evolution! Another great example of how natural selection and the environment interact – showing again, how amazing evolution really is! Wow!~this is cool stuff!

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