Ascaphus truei Stejneger, 1899
Pacific Tailed Frog, Coastal Tailed Frog, Western Tailed Frog
|Species Description: Stejneger, L. 1899. Description of a new genus and species of discoglossoid toad from North America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 21: 899.901.|
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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Canada, United States
U.S. state distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: California, Oregon, Washington
Canadian province distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: British Columbia
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
See another account at californiaherps.com.
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Stebbins, R.C. (1951). Amphibians of Western North America. University of California Press, Berkeley.
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Originally submitted by: Alan Krakauer, Meredith J. Mahoney (first posted 1999-02-16)
Distribution by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-03-17)
Edited by: Duncan Parks and Meredith J. Mahoney (2021-03-17)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Ascaphus truei: Pacific Tailed Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/2049> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 24, 2023.
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