Size ranges (using snout-vent length; svl) within extant scaphiopodids (spadefoot
toad, Scaphiopodidae) Scaphiopus (Sc.
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.
Observations on food habits of four species of spadefoot
toads, genus Scaphiopus.
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.
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.
(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.
Postembryonic ontogeny of the spadefoot
toad, Scaphiopus intermontanus (Anura: Pelobatidae): External morphology.
However, in 2014, a breeding population of Plains Spadefoot
(Spea bombifrons) was confirmed in YNP (Fig.1).
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.