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A Survey of the Herpetofauna of the Comanche National Grasslands in Southeastern Colorado

Appendix 7:

Photographs of selected habitat and species of amphibians and
reptiles observered during the 1995-1997 field seasons


JPG -- New Mexico spadefoot toad
New Mexico spadefoot toad (Spea Multiplicatus). This spadefoot toad was also commonly encountered on the Comanche Grasslands, and it is distinguished from the plains spadefoot by a lack of a boss, usual absence of a wavy reticulate pattern and skin secretions which smell like peanuts.
JPG -- Green toad
Green toad (Bufo debilis insidior). This small member of the true toad family was once broadly distributed across the southern plains, but it appears to be decreasing in numbers. However, it is highly dependent on specific moisture conditions for activity, and above-ground movements are very limited during dry periods.

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