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- n. Any member of the Leiopelmatidae.
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Essner's team used high-speed video to compare jumping in three leiopelmatid species with two more-evolved species.
Few scientists have studied leiopelmatid frogs, and none have analyzed their jumping behavior, Essner says.
But the leiopelmatid Ascaphus montanus, the Rocky Mountain tailed frog, didn't withdraw its legs midflight and had wildly inconsistent landings, with body angles at touchdown ranging from a 62° leg-dragging belly flop to a - 71° near-tumbling face plant.