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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Endoparasites of the Hurter's spadefoot, Scaphiopus hurterii and the Plains spadefoot, Spea bombifrons (Anura: Scaphiopodidae), from southern Oklahoma.
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.
Two of these, Hurter's spadefoot (Scaphiopus hurterii) and the plains spadefoot (Spea bombifrons) are medium-sized toad-like frogs that are rarely seen because of their reclusive nature.