Scaphiopus hurterii

Hurter's Spadefoot


EASTERN SPADEFOOT Scaphiopus hurterii (Harlan, 1835)

STATUS:  Uncommon

DOCUMENTED COUNTIES:  Dallas, Denton, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise 

HABITAT:  Trinity River Bottoms, Western Cross Timbers, Mesquite Grand Prairie, Blackland Prairie, Eastern Cross Timbers, and Post Oak Belt

COMMENTS:  No recent records occur for this spadefoot in the Metroplex.  Dates of occurrence have ranged from March to May after heavy spring rains.