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Species of the Week: Bornean Flat-Headed Frog

Species of the Week: Bornean Flat-Headed Frog

This flat looking frog has one extremely unique quality: it is the only known frog in the world to have no lungs! The Bornean flat-headed frog (Barbourula kalimantanensis) is ranked 152 on the EDGE Amphibians list, and is classified as Endangered by IUCN. Lungs are pretty crucial for the survival of most tetrapods (amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) since they […]

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First Sighting of Bullock’s False Toad Since 2005

First Sighting of Bullock’s False Toad Since 2005

Trying to save one EDGE species was apparently not enough for former EDGE Fellow Claudio Soto-Azat. He has been working for a few years in conservation efforts to save Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) one of our top priority EDGE amphibians. But now he has made a major contribution to the conservation of a different species: […]

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Species of the week: Gunning’s golden mole

Species of the week: Gunning’s golden mole

Gunning’s golden mole (Neamblysomus gunning) is the highest ranking EDGE species of the enigmatic golden moles, an ancient group of subterranean mammals. The golden moles are aptly named for their fur, which despite varying in colour from yellow to black, usually has an iridescent sheen of coppery gold, purple, green or bronze. Gunning’s golden mole […]

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Species of the week: Angel’s Madagascar frog

Species of the week: Angel’s Madagascar frog

As the name suggests Angel’s Madagascar frog (Boehmantis microtympanum) lives exclusively in Madagascar, specifically in southeastern Madagascar. This is a brook-dwelling frog species, often found on large stones in fast-flowing rocky torrents. Angel’s Madagascar frog is mainly active at night, but is sometimes found jumping on the stones in the afternoon. There are no records of […]

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How to catch a pygmy hippo on camera

How to catch a pygmy hippo on camera

Trying to get cameras in the wild to capture images of the elusive pygmy hippo (Choeropsis liberiensis) is no easy task, but the project in Sapo National Park, Liberia, is trying and constantly inching a little bit closer to success. In 2010 they set up 25 camera traps in the wild yet only 8 survived […]

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