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    • Spea
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    • Sapos de espuelas
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    • western spadefoot toads

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

christopher49

Date

July 15, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

sandboa

Date

June 27, 2016 09:37 PM CDT

Description

An individual from a huge chorus of:
Spea multiplicata
Scaphiopus couchii
Anaxyrus speciosus
Pseudacris clarkii
Gastrophryne olivacea

It had rained 4-6 inches in this area the night before.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

saracogar

Date

June 28, 2016 09:54 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

sandboa

Date

June 27, 2016 09:37 PM CDT

Description

A chorus of Pseudacris clarkii, Gastrophryne olivacea and Spea multiplicata calling from a flooded field after 4-6 inches of rain the previous night.

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

sandboa

Date

June 26, 2016 10:07 PM CDT

Description

A chorus of Spea multiplicata calling from this desert grassland area after 2 inches or rain the previous night.

Even here, late on a Sunday night, 20 miles from the nearest highways and traffic there is still anthropogenic noise! (Commercial plane flying over)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

kucycads

Date

June 26, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

70F

no boss, and passed the peanut butter-smell test

Photos / Sounds

What

Plains Spadefoot Spea bombifrons

Observer

wild4lower

Date

June 22, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Spadefoot Spea hammondii

Observer

jennysita_iyer

Date

February 27, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We were hiking down a trail in juniper/coastal sage scrub and heard what sounded like the far off revving of a chainsaw or ATV, or loud revving snoring. Looking up wondering what kind of weird bird it is we go around a corner and practically splash into a large puddle left by recent rains -- with a pair of mating toads. Nice to see they're sill around, though haven't seen them since.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

danieltapaya

Date

June 17, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

keegansmith417

Date

June 12, 2016 01:14 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

connor22

Date

June 11, 2016 11:22 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Spadefoot Spea multiplicata

Observer

shelbyfrizzell

Date

June 11, 2016 11:21 PM CDT
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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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