Spea neuter Kluge 1966 (spadefoot toad)

Osteichthyes - Salientia - Pelobatidae

Alternative combination: Scaphiopus neuter

Full reference: A. G. Kluge. 1966. A new pelobatine frog from the lower Miocene of South Dakota with a discussion of the evolution of the Scaphiopus-Spea complex. Los Angeles County Museum Contributions in Science 113:1-26

Belongs to Spea according to A. C. Henrici 2009

See also Kluge 1966

Sister taxa: Scaphiopus (Spea) alexanderi, Spea bombifrons, Spea diversus, Spea hammondii, Spea intermontana, Spea multiplicata, Spea pliobatrachus, Spea studeri

Type specimen: LACM 9209, a skeleton (nearly complete articulated skeleton missing distal parts of the limbs). Its type locality is Sharps (SDSM V-5360), which is in a Geringian terrestrial horizon in the Sharps Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology: amphibious carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (1: Montana collection)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: Nebraska)

• Oligocene of United States (1: South Dakota)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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