Fairly certain this is S. bombifrons, but would appreciate a second opinion.
One of many found night driving Hwy 338 south of Animas, NM.
Found at night road cruising Hwy 60. One of many found this night and the following night road cruising this area.
This individual seemed like it had a small boss between the eyes, but it was difficult to make out if that was truely the case. If so, then this could possibly be S. bombifrons instead. Opinions are appreciated.
Spea is a genus of North American amphibian commonly referred to as the western spadefoot toads. They differ greatly from true toads (those of the family Bufonidae) by having eyes with vertical pupils, no parotoid glands, and relatively smooth skin. Their most distinctive feature is a spade-like projection on their hind feet, from which their common name is derived. This projection enables spadefoot toads to dig in loose soils with ease.