Idaho County, Idaho
15 August 2011
The tailed frogs are two species of frogs. The species are part of the genus, Ascaphus is the only taxon in the family Ascaphidae (pronounced /ÃƒÂ¦Ã‹Ë†skÃƒÂ¦fÃ‰Â¨diÃ‹Â/). The "tail" in the name is actually an extension of the male cloaca. It is the only North American frog that reproduces by internal fertilization.