tailed frog

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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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Studies on the postcranial morphology of Ascaphus truei. J.
Cranial muscles of the anurans Leiopelma hochstetteri and Ascaphus truei and the homologies of the manibular adductors in Lissamphibia and other Gnathostomes.
It seems that Rutter unknowingly captured the first specimen of the tailed frog, Ascaphus truei, in his collecting net on 19 Aug.