Scaphiopus hurterii Strecker, 1910

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Scaphiopodidae > Genus: Scaphiopus > Species: Scaphiopus hurterii

Scaphiopus hurterii Strecker, 1910, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 23: 116. Holotype: SM 4179, now lost according to Wasserman, 1968, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 70: 1. Type locality: "Waco, [McLennan County,] Texas (3 1/2 miles east)", USA.

Scaphiopus holbrookii hurteriiWright and Wright, 1933, Handb. Frogs Toads U.S. Canada: 44; Wasserman, 1958, Evolution, 12: 311–318.

Scaphiopus (Scaphiopus) hurteriiTanner, 1939, Great Basin Nat., 1: 6.

Scaphiopus hurteriiCollins, 1991, Herpetol. Rev., 22: 43; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 14.

English Names

Hurter's Solitary Spadefoot (Strecker, 1915, Baylor Univ. Bull., 18: 53; Wright and Wright, 1933, Handb. Frogs Toads U.S. Canada: 44).

Hurter's Spadefoot (Wright and Wright, 1933, Handb. Frogs Toads U.S. Canada: ix [Scaphiopus holbrookii hurterii]; Tanner, 1939, Great Basin Nat., 1: 8; Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 58; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 177; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 299; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 13; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 14; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 16; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 11; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 9; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 21; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 20).

Hurter's Spadefoot Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 96).

Distribution

Eastern Oklahoma, central and southwestern Arkansas, and western Louisiana to extreme southern Texas, USA; expected in extreme northeastern Mexico.

Comment

Reviewed by Wasserman, 1968, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 70: 1–2, as Scaphiopus holbrookii hurterii. Plummer, 1977, Herpetol. Rev., 8: 39, provided records for Arkansas. Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 2: 772–776, provided an account that summarized relevant literature. Elliot, Gerhardt, and Davidson, 2009, Frogs and Toads of N. Am.: 260–261, provided an account, photos, and advertisement call. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 249–250, provided an account of larval morphology and biology.  

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