Amphibians

New Mexico Spadefoot Toad

New Mexico Spadefoot Toad
New Mexico spadefoot toad  Spea multiplicata.  Photo taken September 5, 2003.

New Mexico Spadefoot Toad

New Mexico Spadefoot Toad
New Mexico spadefoot toad  Spea multiplicata.  This toad is showing off its defensive display by puffing up and looking bigger.  Photo taken September 5, 2003.

New Mexico Spadefoot Toad

New Mexico Spadefoot Toad
New Mexico spadefoot toad  Spea multiplicata.  Photo taken September 5, 2003. 

New Mexico Spadefoot Toad

New Mexico Spadefoot Toad
New Mexico spadefoot toad  Spea multiplicata.  This photo shows the black spade shaped gland on this toad that distinguishes it from other toads.  Photo taken September 5, 2003. 

Couch's Spadefoot

Couch's Spadefoot
Couch's spadefoot  Scaphiopus couchii.  Photo taken July 14, 2004. 

Couch's Spadefoot

Couch's Spadefoot
Couch's spadefoot  Scaphiopus couchii.  This photo shows its defensive display by puffing up to look bigger.  Photo taken July 14, 2004.

Couch's Spadefoot

Couch's Spadefoot
Couch's spadefoot  Scaphiopus couchii.  Photo taken July 14, 2004.

Couch's Spadefoot

Couch's Spadefoot
Couch's spadefoot  Schaphiopus couchii.  This species is quite larger than other spadefoot toads.  It has a distinct tympanum, a wide interorbital space, and a yellow or greenish dorsum.  Also the metatarsal tubercle is elongated or sickle-shaped rather than wedge-shaped like other spadefoot toads.  This spade-like projection is used in burrowing.  Photo taken July 14, 2004.

Red Spotted Toad

Red Spotted Toad
Red spotted toad  Bufo punctatus.  Photo taken 2005.

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