western spadefoot

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Related to western spadefoot: plains spadefoot, Scaphiopus hammondii
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Noun1.western spadefoot - this spadefoot toad live in California
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 western spadefoot (Spea hammondii), which shares a similar distribution as B.
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).
Western Spadefoot Toads range from northern California to northwestern Baja California, Mexico.
The Western Spadefoot Toad is a desert-adapted and opportunistic breeding species that synchronizes its reproduction with infrequent and unpredictable rainfall (Denver 1998).
May you be in the post office line and have someone ask you the difference between the Sonoran Green Toad and the Western Spadefoot.
The status of California and Arizona populations of the western spadefoot toads (genus Scaphiopus).
An amphibian pictured in your article, ["Prying Into the Lives of Frogs," October/November 1999], which the photo caption described as an endangered arroyo toad, is in fact a western spadefoot toad.
In this study we examined, in a controlled laboratory setting, phenotypic plasticity in development time of the western spadefoot toad Scaphiopus hammondii as influenced by changes in the water volume of the larval habitat.
The western spadefoot toad lives most of its life underground in and parts of the western United States.

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