spadefoot


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Noun1.Spadefoot - a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade-like projection on each hind footspadefoot - a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade-like projection on each hind foot
anuran, batrachian, frog, salientian, toad, toad frog - any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
family Pelobatidae, Pelobatidae - the amphibian family of spadefoot toads
Scaphiopus hammondii, western spadefoot - this spadefoot toad live in California
Scaphiopus multiplicatus, southern spadefoot - this spadefoot toad lives in the southwestern United States
plains spadefoot, Scaphiopus bombifrons - this spadefoot toad lives in plains and hills and river bottoms in areas of low rainfall east of the Rocky Mountains
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bibronii breeding sites were the Eastern Banjo Frog Limnodynastes dumerilii, Common Spadefoot Toad Neobatrachus sudelli, Southern Brown Tree Frog Litoria ewingii, Plains Froglet Crinia parinsignifera and Common Froglet C.
The western spadefoot (Spea hammondii), which shares a similar distribution as B.
2002: Morphological differentiation of eastern spadefoot toad (Pelobates syriacus) populations.
This feature makes them a preferred substrate for numerous reptiles and amphibians occurring within the region, particularly those with burying or burrowing tendencies such as the southern California legless lizard (Anniella stebbinsi), the California glossy snake (Arizona elgans occidentalis), Blainville's horned lizard (Phrynosoma blain villii), the Gilbert skink (Plestiodon gilberti), and the western spadefoot (Spea hammondii) (Mosauer, 1932; Lemm, 2006; Stebbins and McGinnis, 2012).
That's because the Eastern spadefoot toad, now completely buried, is a burrowing toad.
Postembryonic ontogeny of the spadefoot toad, Scaphiopus intermontanus (Anura: Pelobatidae): External morphology.
Whether she describes a spadefoot toad spending most of its life deep underground listening only for rain or recounts the challenges she faced in "trusting the music" during her piano lessons, Hurd strives for precision and balance.
Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii) --The Eastern Spadefoot was first recorded in the Stemler Cave area on 30 July 2004 (Week 2006a, INHS 19542) when eight juvenile individuals were observed in the perimeter area of the preserve following heavy rains.
However, in 2014, a breeding population of Plains Spadefoot (Spea bombifrons) was confirmed in YNP (Fig.
areolatus), Plains Spadefoot Toad (Spea bombifrons), Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis), and Four-toed Salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum).
Amphibians like the eastern spadefoot toad, and reptiles like eastern hognose snakes and spotted turtles, can also be found in the barrens or along the shore of Rensselaer Lake.
In comparison, Dave's Pond yielded 21 species of amphibians and reptiles including the state endangered crawfish frog (Lithobates areolatus); the spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus holbrookii), which had previously been known in Indiana no closer than 65 miles to the southeast; the newt (Notophthalmus viridescens), which has not been found recently at any other locality in Vigo County or the surrounding counties in Indiana and Illinois; and Kirtland's snake (Clonophis kirtlandii), another species of special concern.