Photo: Giant Lungless "Worm" Found Living on Land



The newfound species of amphibian seen above can survive on land with no nostrils, lungs, or legs, according to researchers who discovered the bizarre beast in Guyana.

The animal is the second known caecilian—or wormlike amphibian—found to live without lungs, researchers reported in a November 2009 study.

Photographs courtesy Marvalee Wake, University of California, Berkeley, via Proceedings of the Royal Society B


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