Plains Spadefoot Toad
Spea bombifrons

Family Pelobatidae

To 2¼" snout-vent length. Color greenish, gray, or brown, with scattered darker spots or blotches. Bony lump between eyes. Wedge-shaped spade on each hind foot. Eye with vertical pupil in bright light.
Elevation Range:
Generally below 6000' in eastern Colorado; to 6250' in Fremont County. Also at 7500-8000' in San Luis Valley.

Listed as Scaphiopus bombifrons in some publications.
  Plains Spadefoot Toad
Photo from Hammerson, 1986.
Used with permission.
CountyRef. CountyRef. CountyRef. CountyRef.
AdamsH Dolores  La Plata  Pitkin 
AlamosaH DouglasH Lake  ProwersH
ArapahoeH Eagle  LarimerH PuebloH
Archuleta  El PasoH Las AnimasH Rio Blanco 
BacaH ElbertH LincolnH Rio GrandeH
BentH FremontH LoganH Routt 
BoulderH Garfield  Mesa  SaguacheMBW1
Chaffee  Gilpin  Mineral  San Juan 
CheyenneH Grand  Moffat  San Miguel 
Clear Creek  Gunnison  Montezuma  SedgwickH
Conejos *  Hinsdale  Montrose  Summit 
CostillaH2 HuerfanoH MorganH Teller * 
CrowleyH Jackson  OteroH WashingtonH
Custer *  JeffersonH Ouray  WeldH
Delta  KiowaH Park  YumaH
DenverH Kit CarsonH PhillipsH
Map of Colorado
Color Key
Adams Alamosa Arahapoe Archuleta Baca Bent Boulder Chaffee Cheyenne Clear Creek Conejos Costilla Crowley Custer Delta Denver Dolores Douglas Eagle El Paso Elbert Fremont Garfield Gilpin Grand Gunnison Hinsdale Huerfano Jackson Jefferson Kiowa Kit Carson La Plata Lake Larimer Las Animas Lincoln Logan Mesa Mineral Moffat Montezuma Montrose Morgan Otero Ouray Park Phillips Pitkin Prowers Pueblo Rio Blanco Rio Grande Routt Saguache San Juan San Miguel Sedgewick Summit Teller Washington Weld Yuma