Definition of Tailed toad
1. Noun. Western North American frog with a taillike copulatory organ.
Generic synonyms: Anuran, Batrachian, Frog, Salientian, Toad, Toad Frog
Group relationships: Ascaphus, Genus Ascaphus
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Literary usage of Tailed toad
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1. Chondrocranium, Amphibia by Henry Fox, Oliver Perry Hay, William A. Hilton, Henry Spencer Houghton, Benjamin Freeman Kingsbury, John Sterling Kingsley, Walter George Ridewood, W. H. van Seters, Guy Munroe Winslow (1890)
"Stage X.—tailed toad of 15.5 mm. Fore and hind limbs well developed. ... tailed toad, 6.8mm., tail 1.5mm. Close of Ihe metamorphosis. ..."
2. Antiquarian, Ethnological, and Other Researches in New Granada, Equador by William Bollaert (1860)
"Sometimes the head of the toad is united to the head of a man; at others the body without feet, turned into an idol, with a tunic, also the tailed toad ..."
3. The Origin of Primitive Superstitions and Their Development Into the Worship by Rushton M. Dorman (1881)
"The toad is used often in composite figures, such as a man with the head of a toad, a tailed toad, and the body of a toad with a tunic.1 The frog also held ..."