- Spadefoot toads: Desert amphibians. Kiviat, Esther // Highlights for Children;Mar98, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p40
Provides information about the desert spadefoot, a small olive-brown amphibian related to other toads and frogs. Spadefoot's habitat; How spadefoot uses its spade to burry itself; Courtship game of the toads; How toadpoles survive.
- Reproductive behaviour of spadefoot toads (Pelobates fuscus): daily sex ratios and males' tacits, ages, and physical condition. Eggert, Christophe; Guyetant, Robert // Canadian Journal of Zoology;Jan2003, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p46
Studies the reproductive behavior of spadefoot toads. Daily sex ratios; Migration pattern; Male competition for mates.
- Couch's spadefoot. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Like other spadefoot toads, Couch's spadefoot toads have sharp, shovel-shaped hind feet. These feet are why they are called spadefoot toads.
- A Long Wait. Simon, Charnan // Click;Oct2007, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p24
The article describes the spadefoot toad. It lives in the desert called the Great Basin. It burrows deep into the ground which is cool and moist. It can live a long time without eating or drinking a thing. It would freeze to death if it stayed out in the open during the winter. When the spring...
- Application of Skeletochronology to a Population of Pelobates cultripes (Anura: Pelobatidae) from Portugal. Leclair, Maria Helena; Leclair Jr., Raymond; Gallant, Julie // Journal of Herpetology;Jun2005, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p199
We applied skeletochronology to a sample of Iberian spadefoot toads, Pelobates cultripes, from Serra da ArriÃ§a, an agro-forestal area in south-central Portugal marked by cool rainy winters and hot, dry summers. These environmental conditions allow winter activities but constrain toads to a...
- Large-scale Habitat Associations of Four Desert Anurans in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Dayton, Gage H.; Jung, Robin E.; Droege, Sam // Journal of Herpetology;Dec2004, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p619
We used night driving to examine large scale habitat associations of four common desert anurans in Big Bend National Park, Texas. We examined association of soil types and vegetation communities with abundance of Couch's Spadefoots (Scaphiopus couchii), Red-spotted Toads (Bufo punctatus), Texas...
- Spadefoot toad, horned toad, and parsley toad. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
The 88 different species of spadefoot toads, horned toads, and parsley frogs are divided into 10 different genera. Some of these species, particularly some of the horned toads, make very loud "clanks" with their vocal sacs.
- For the desert toad, rain starts a race to metamorphosis. Cornejo, Dennis // Smithsonian;Mar87, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p98
This article discusses the life cycle of the couch spadefoot toad, a dormant desert species. The most amazing adaptations to the desert are found in spadefoot toads. To escape the harsh aridity of the desert these toads live as deep as three feet underground in a dormant state. A semipermeable...
- Night of the spadefoot toads. // Reading Horizons;Oct/Nov2008, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p95
The article reviews the book "Night of the Spadefoot Toads," by Bill Harley.