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Plains Spadefoot


Plans Spadefoot ToadThe Plains Spadefoot occurs at the northern edge of its continental range in Alberta. The species is very well adapted to the variable and often dry conditions of the prairies. There are currently no population estimates for Alberta, however, although populations fluctuate in response to varying environmental conditions, over the long term, they appear to be stable. Nevertheless, before the status of this species can be adequately assessed, a number of recommendations can be made to better evaluate the population trend and ecology of this species in the province.

Reprinted from Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 25 (1999), with permission from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.

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