3rd of 3 found this night.
2nd of 3.
Found a few more of these guys tonight, was happy to be able to show my wife how cute they are.
Last spadefoot of the night, too bad this one was DOR.
Live spadefoot #4, this one was quite different in color than the others.
Live Spadefoot #3.
Here is the 2nd one.
Not too long after finding the dead one, sure enough I came upon 2 live ones together, possibly a male and female, took separate and together pics.
My first spadefoot found in the wild, too bad it was DOR, but I figured if there is one there will be more.
On Hwy 25 near Dry Lake
la información sobre la distribución de esta especies se puede solicitar al director del CIIDIR-IPN-DURANGO, Dr. José Antonio Ávila Reyes (firstname.lastname@example.org), para que la envié al Laboratorio de Fauna Silvestre para dar seguimiento, debido a que no estoy autorizado en dar datos por estar Jubilado del IPN, los datos son del estado de Durango
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.