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    • Spea intermontana
    • Scaphiopus hammondi intermontanus
    • Scaphiopus hammondii intermontanus
    • Scaphiopus intermontanus
  • English
    • Great Basin Spadefoot
  • Spanish
    • Sapo excavador
    • Sapo de espuelas occidental

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What

Great Basin Spadefoot Spea intermontana

Date

May 25, 2014

Description

Active at night

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Basin Spadefoot Spea intermontana

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

August 18, 2011

Description

Sitting on the highway after dark.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

herptracker

Date

May 4, 2013

Description

One adult specimen among dozens observed crossing the same road.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Great Basin Spadefoot Spea intermontana

Observer

frank3

Date

June 10, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found in soft sand burrow on dike

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Basin Spadefoot Spea intermontana

Observer

sarasalamander

Date

September 1, 2011

Description

Found two in campground

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Description from Wikipedia

The Great Basin spadefoot (Spea intermontana) is a species of toad in the Scaphiopodidae family. It is 3.8 to 6.3 cm long and is usually colored gray, olive or brown. Great Basin spadefoot toads have adapted to life in dry habitats. They use the hard, keratinized spade on each foot to dig a burrow, where they spend long periods during cold and dry weather. They are opportunistic hunters and will eat anything they can subdue. While...

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Conservation Summary

Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.