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Plains Spadefoot Toad
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Suborder: Mesobatrachia
Family: Scaphiopodidae
Genus: Spea
Species: S. bombifrons
Binomial name
Spea bombifrons
(Cope, 1863)

Scaphiopus bombifrons Cope, 1863
Spea bombifrons Cope, 1866

The Plains Spadefoot Toad (Spea bombifrons) is a species of spadefoot toad. They live in southwestern Canada, the Great Plains of the United States and northern Mexico. Like many spadefood toads, they get their name for having spade-like legs. This allows them to dig into sand and soil.