tailed frog

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Related to Ascaphus truei: Ascaphus montanus

tailed frog

 (tāld)
n.
Either of two small frogs (Ascaphus truei or A. montanus) of western North America, having a taillike copulatory organ in the male.
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Noun1.tailed frog - western North American frog with a taillike copulatory organtailed frog - western North American frog with a taillike copulatory organ
anuran, batrachian, frog, salientian, toad, toad frog - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
Ascaphus, genus Ascaphus - type genus of the Ascaphidae; in some classifications included in the family Leiopelmatidae
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It seems that Rutter unknowingly captured the first specimen of the tailed frog, Ascaphus truei, in his collecting net on 19 Aug.
American Dipper, Cinclus mexicanus, preys upon larval tailed frogs, Ascaphus truei.
Waning forest frogs include Ascaphus truei and several types of the leaf-breeding Plethodon.