Spea Cope 1866 (spadefoot toad)

Osteichthyes - Salientia - Pelobatidae

Alternative spelling: Scaphiopus (Spea)

Synonyms: Neoscaphiopus Taylor 1942, Scaphiopus (Neoscaphiopus) Taylor 1942

Parent taxon: Pelobatidae according to A. C. Henrici 2009

See also Baez 2013, Cope 1875, Estes and Tihen 1964, Henrici 1994, Henrici and Haynes 2006, Tihen 1960 and Zweifel 1956

Sister taxa: Elkobatrachus, Enigmatosaurus, Eopelobates, Leptobrachium, Macropelobates, Miopelobates, Pelobates, Scaphiopus

Subtaxa: Scaphiopus (Spea) alexanderi Spea bombifrons Spea diversus Spea hammondii Spea intermontana Spea multiplicata Spea neuter Spea pliobatrachus Spea studeri

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Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (20: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico collections)

• Blancan of United States (2: Kansas)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Kansas)

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (5: Montana, Nebraska, Nevada)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Dakota)

Total: 32 collections including 34 occurrences

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