plains spadefoot

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Noun1.plains spadefoot - this spadefoot toad lives in plains and hills and river bottoms in areas of low rainfall east of the Rocky Mountains
genus Scaphiopus, Scaphiopus - New World spadefoot toads
spadefoot, spadefoot toad - a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade-like projection on each hind foot
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The plains spadefoot toad spawns offspring that grow up faster if dad is a different species called the Mexican spadefoot, says Karin Pfennig of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In earlier research, Marie Simovich of the University of San Diego reported that the plains spadefoot toad (Spea bombifrons) hybridized with the Mexican spadefoot (Spea multiplicata) when they happened to share shallow pools.