Under 6-8" of red sandy soil
2nd couch's found minutes after the first, 75-87 body, 89 ground, 78 air
1st toad of trip and 1st spadefoot, ground 88-89, body 69-91, air 78
Imperial County, California, US
Couch's spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus couchii) is a species of North American spadefoot toad. The specific epithet couchii is in honor of American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who collected the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect plant, mineral, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution.