Globally Vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)


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  • Scientific Names
    • Barbourula busuangensis
  • English
    • Philippine Flat-headed Frog
    • Busuanga Jungle Toad

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Philippine Flat-headed Frog Barbourula busuangensis




January 4, 2014 07:44 AM CET


Palawan endemic found only in crystal clear forest streams in primary forest around the island.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Philippine flat-headed frog (Barbourula busuangensis) is a species of toad in the Bombinatoridae family. It is also known under common names "Busuanga jungle toad", "Philippine aquatic frog", "Busuanga disk-tongued toad", and "Busuanga discoglossid frog" (the last two names reflect the earlier placement of genus Barbourula in family Discoglossidae, but are misleading under current taxonomy). It is endemic to the Busuanga, Culion, Balabac, and Palawan islands, the Philippines. Its natural habitats are tropical dry forests, moist...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.
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