Tailed Frog: Ascaphus truei

Common name: Tailed Frog
Scientific name: (Ascaphus truei)
Classification name: Tailed frog

Description: The Tailed Frog is a very unusual looking species. It has no external eardrum (tympanum) and the male has an external copulatory organ which appears to be a tail but is coloured similarly to the back. The colour varies from olive, gray or tan to almost black with dark spots on the back and a yellowish triangle on the head. The eyes have a vertical pupil. Maximum adult size is 5 cm.