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    • Spea
  • Spanish
    • Sapos de espuelas
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    • western spadefoot toads

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Recent observations

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What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

September 29, 2010 01:11 PM HST

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What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

wild-about-texas

Date

September 10, 2005 01:55 PM HST

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What

western spadefoot toads Genus Spea

Observer

hayleysingleton

Date

August 25, 2016 11:49 AM MDT

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What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

reduviidae88

Date

August 16, 2016 09:49 PM MDT

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What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

treeder86

Date

August 10, 2016

Description

Fairly certain this is S. bombifrons, but would appreciate a second opinion.

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What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

treeder86

Date

August 10, 2016

Description

One of many found night driving Hwy 338 south of Animas, NM.

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Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

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matthew_e_smith

Date

August 17, 2016 10:13 PM MDT

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What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

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brittany21

Date

August 16, 2016 09:38 PM MDT

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What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

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brittany21

Date

August 16, 2016 09:36 PM MDT

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Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

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brittany21

Date

August 16, 2016 09:28 PM MDT

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What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

treeder86

Date

August 5, 2016 10:37 PM COT

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

andybridges

Date

August 16, 2016 09:50 PM MDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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