Friday Frog

Oops, I’ve slacked off a whole week already… time for another Friday Frog!

Barbourula kalimantanensis

This week’s frog, Barbourula kalimantanensis, is a real doozy. While many frogs absorb a percentage of their oxygen needs through their skins, this odd frog absorbs it all that way – 100%. Yes, this amazing amphibian completely lacks lungs! Wild, eh?

(Click here or on the image for the full story via AFP.)

UPDATE: By the way, is it just me or does this make anyone else think of Weird Science?



~ by B.T. Murtagh on April 11, 2008.

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