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  • Unlike other anurans with internal fertilization, however, mating in A. truei consists of a unique combination of amplectic and copulatory mechanisms that we term "copulexus".

    -- David M. Sever, Emily C. Moriarty, Lisa C. Rania and William C. Hamlett, 2001, "Sperm storage in the oviduct of the internal fertilizing frog Ascaphus truei", Journal of Morphology 248: 1

    (See amplexus).

    April 16, 2008