This photograph of a newly developed spadefoot was taken by Jennifer Williams. The photo shows its size relative to a large paperclip.
Desert Duet: Couch's Spadefoot Resources
Desert Babies A-Z by Bill Broyles, photographs by Paul and Joyce Berquist (Rio Nuevo, 2005)
The Secret World of Frogs and Toads by Jill Bailey (Raintree, 2004)
On the Southwest Children's Literature Web Site:
Dig Wait Listen: A Desert Toad's Tale by April Pulley Sayre, Illustrated by Barbara Bash (Greenwillow, 2001)
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: Couch's Spadefoot
Arizona Game and Fish Department Video: Spadefoot Toad
Reptiles of Arizona: Couch's Spadefoot (great photos and a recording of the spadefoot's call)
Wikipedia: "Couch's Spadefoot Toad"
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Updated: 10 September 2012