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    • Ascaphus montanus
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    • Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog
    • Inland Tailed Frog
    • Eastern Tailed Frog

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What

Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog Ascaphus montanus

Observer

petechar

Date

August 15, 2011 01:11 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Ascaphus montanus
Idaho County, Idaho
15 August 2011

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Description from Wikipedia

The tailed frogs are two species of frogs in the genus Ascaphus, the only taxon in the family Ascaphidae /æˈskæfɨdiː/. The "tail" in the name is actually an extension of the male cloaca. The tail is one of two distinctive anatomical features adapting the species to life in fast-flowing streams. It is the only North American frog that reproduces by internal fertilization.

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Conservation Summary

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