spadefoot toad
noun Date: 1867 any of a family (Pelobatidae) of burrowing toads having the inner bone of the tarsus edged with a strong horny sheath with which they dig

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  • Spadefoot Toad — can refer to: * European Spadefoot Toad * American Spadefoot Toads …   Wikipedia

  • spadefoot toad — [spād′foot΄] n. any of several toads (family Pelobatidae) with a hornlike projection on the hind foot that is used in digging burrows …   English World dictionary

  • spadefoot toad — noun a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade like projection on each hind foot • Syn: ↑spadefoot • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑salientian …   Useful english dictionary

  • spadefoot toad — any of several nocturnal toads of the family Pelobatidae, common in the Northern Hemisphere, characterized by a horny, spadelike projection on each hind foot for burrowing under the soil. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * ▪ amphibian       relatively smooth …   Universalium

  • New Mexico Spadefoot Toad — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN …   Wikipedia

  • Couch's Spadefoot Toad — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • European spadefoot toad — Taxobox name = European Spadefoot Toads image width = 300px image caption = Pelobates fuscus fossil range = Fossil range/Sandbox|46|0Mid Eocene – Recent regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amplaphier subordo = Mesobatrachia familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Plains Spadefoot Toad — Taxobox name = Plains Spadefoot Toad status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amphibia ordo = Anura subordo = Mesobatrachia familia = Scaphiopodidae genus = Spea species = S. bombifrons binomial = Spea… …   Wikipedia

  • Hurter's Spadefoot Toad — Taxobox name = Hurter s Spadefoot Toad status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 trend = stable regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amphibia ordo = Anura subordo = Mesobatrachia familia = Scaphiopodidae genus = Scaphiopus species = S.… …   Wikipedia

  • Northern Spadefoot Toad — Conservation status Least Concern  …   Wikipedia

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